HELL NO! LAS VEGAS’ McCARRAN INTL. AIRPORT TO BE RENAMED HARRY REID INTL. AIRPORT IF BILL GETS PASSED FRIDAY – CALL CARSON CITY AND SAY NO!
NO WAY! Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport would be renamed Dirty Dingy Harry Reid International Airport if bill gets passed. Reid called for McCarran’s name to be removed from the Las Vegas airport in 2012 – because he wanted his name instead. Why not just call it Las Vegas International Airport, because that’s what it really is and that’s what people call it.
CARSON CITY — Taxpayers will not be on the hook if supporters of Harry Reid are successful in getting the Las Vegas airport renamed for the former U.S. senator.
An amendment to a bill from state Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, seeking to rename McCarran International Airport as Harry Reid International Airport says any costs of such a change must come from private donors.
Senate Bill 174 to rename the airport will be heard by the Senate Government Affairs Committee on Friday. It could be contentious given the polarizing effects of Reid’s Senate tenure on Nevada voters.
“I’ve gotten a little bit of push back on Harry Reid, but not as much as I thought,” Segerblom said. “I think we will have a very positive hearing.
“To me he symbolizes modern Nevada,” Segerblom said. “When he started that was the old Nevada. And he really grew with Nevada and at the end of his career he really led Nevada.”
First elected to the U.S. House in 1982, Reid served two terms before being elected to the Senate. He assumed the leadership role after Sen. Tom Daschle lost re-election in 2004. Prior to his more than three decades in Washington, Reid served in the Nevada Assembly and as Nevada’s youngest lieutenant governor at age 30 when he was elected in 1970.