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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.”  

Reid Calls on GOP to Condemn Cliven Bundy

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants Republicans to condemn Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for making racist remarks first quoted by the New York Times.  

"Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist. But by denigrating people who work hard and play by the rules while he mooches off public land he also revealed himself to be a hypocrite," Reid said in a statement Thursday.  

Heller Calls Bundy Ranch Supporters 'Patriots;' Reid Sticks With 'Domestic Terrorists' (Video)

(Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)

Nevada's senators sparred Friday on live TV in Las Vegas over the standoff between the federal government and rancher Cliven Bundy.  

"What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots," GOP Sen. Dean Heller said during the rare joint appearance on KSNV-TV . "We have a very different view on this."