Harry Reid

Harry Reid Plans on Being Senate Majority Leader Into the 2020s, Not Ruling Out More Rules Changes

Septuagenarian running for re-election in 2016


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sounds like a man who intends to stay in his office into the next decade.

"I don't want to do it more than eight more years," the Nevada Democrat said of serving as his party's leader in the Senate during a Wednesday interview with CQ Roll Call.

Reid is up for re-election in 2016 and has repeatedly said he intends to run again. He reiterated that intention again on Wednesday and indicated he's looking at serving another full term running the Senate, if Democrats hold onto the majority the entire time. If he and Democrats are able to hold onto power that long, Reid would be the leader for 16 years, matching the current record set by the legendary Montana Democrat Mike Mansfield.