Hassan’s Demand For Reid Apology Rings Hollow

Under pressure from Republicans this morning, Maggie Hassan quickly moved to distance herself from controversial comments made by her Party’s leader, Sen. Harry Reid, at a pre-debate event in Las Vegas Monday evening, but her rhetoric rings hollow given she’s accepting support from national Democratic groups aligned with the Senate Minority Leader.

Within minutes of praising Hassan’s senate candidacy, Reid slammed New Hampshire’s First In The Nation Primary and the state itself, saying “there are not any minorities there and nobody lives there” and that the Granite State, along with Iowa, “shouldn’t be the ones choosing who’s going to be president.”

What Hassan didn’t say is whether she plans to put her money where her mouth is and repudiate support from the Reid-aligned Senate Majority PAC, which has already spent $550,000 attacking Hassan’s opponent, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which endorsed Hassan last week. Also no word from Hassan on whether she’ll accept Sen. Reid’s help fundraising.

To paraphrase a Vegas legend, Elvis Presley, New Hampshire voters need a little less talk, a little more action from Maggie Hassan.