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Reid Leaving Searchlight for Las Vegas

Reid, seen here in 2005, wrote a book about his love of his hometown of Searchlight, Nev. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra, are leaving the Democrat's boyhood town of Searchlight, Nev., and moving to the Las Vegas area to be closer to their children and grandchildren.  

“Landra and I love Searchlight, the place of my birth, and the memories we have had there, but the time came to sell and do something different,” Reid announced Monday in a news release. “We want to be closer to our 16 grandchildren who live in Southern Nevada, and be able to spend time with them. This is why we will now purchase a residence in the Las Vegas area. Searchlight will always remain my home, my favorite spot in the world where I can look at the quiet desert for miles at end.”