Oh yeah..he is feeling so lucky that his own son won't mention his last name in his campaign ads. He just goes by Rory, his first name
Reid name politically toxic in Nevada?
By Ed Hornick
July 9, 2010 -- Updated 1925 GMT (0325 HKT)
Harry Reid's son Rory campaigns in the Nevada gubernatorial race.
- Rory Reid, the son of Sen. Harry Reid, is running for governor in Nevada
- Polls show that both Reids have low approval ratings in the state
- The youngest Reid has been criticized for campaigning using only his first name
-- As President Obama campaigned for Rory Reid's famous and powerful father in Nevada, the son was hundreds of miles away campaigning for governor.
While there's no animosity between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his son, the younger Reid's use of his first name on his campaign's website and television ads is telling, a veteran political observer in Nevada said.
"Obviously he's trying to downplay his last name," said Jon Ralston, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and publisher of the Ralston Report. "In so obviously downplaying it, he's called even more attention to it."