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Via Politico: Reid calls Gillibrand the ‘hottest’ member at fundraiser

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had an unusual form of praise for New York’s junior senator, Kirsten  Gillibrand, this morning at the fundraiser Mayor Bloomberg hosted for him at his townhouse – referring to her as “the hottest member” as she sat just a few feet away, according to three sources.

The comment prompted Gillibrand to turn red, according to the sources, and created a bit of stir among the small crowd there.

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Comments

  1. Nikki says:

    This just cements what a complete and utter fool Harry Reid truly is.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Not to mention that “hottest member” of the Senate isn’t exactly high praise.