Harry Reid Isn’t Interested in Shaking Up Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) pauses during a news briefing after a Democratic Caucus meeting April 8, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. More than half of Senate Democrats attended the news conference to show solidarity on the budget negotiations with the Republicans. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/2011 Getty Images

Amid reports today that Cory Booker will explore a 2014 Senate run rather than facing off with Chris Christie, Harry Reid offered some praise for the Newark mayor, telling Politico, “He’s a very good man, he would be a good senator." Later Reid thought better of it, adding that he'd still support Senator Frank Lautenberg if the 88-year-old decides to run again. "I always support incumbent senators," said Reid on Thursday evening. "I would always support Lautenberg or anyone else that’s running for reelection." Good news senators: If you feel the need to harass interns or hike the Appalachian Trail with your mistress, Harry Reid will have your back.