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An aide attaches a microphone as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sits down for a news conference in his office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Will Harry Reid ride again?

Badly injured, Harry Reid’s political future was left for dead.In early 2009, reeling from the fallout of his comments about Barack Obama’s “light skin” and lack of a “Negro dialect,” polls showed the Senate Majority Leader going the way of Tom Daschle, as he faced revolt both at home and in Washington, and on both right and left.  Just a third Nevada residents said they would vote in 2010 to re-elect Reid, whose popularity was seen as dragging down his son’s career and other Nevada Democrats.And yet Reid, a former police officer and boxer who survived an mafia-backed attempt to bomb his car when he was Nevada’s gambling commissioner, survived. He always does.But today, Reid’s enemy may be more powerful than Republicans or even the mafia. As the 75-year old goes into surgery for an injury that may cost him vision in one eye, he’ll have to decide if he’s up for another election next year.Just a few days before he was due back in Washington to surrender his gavel to arch-rival Mitch McConnell, thanks to history rejection voters delivered in the polls in November, Reid added injury to insult when he fell badly while working out at home.

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