Reid: Contested Dem convention 'would be kind of fun'

Cameron Lancaster

Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe missed opportunity of JASTA States urged to bolster election security How the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill MORE (D-Nev.) says the race for the Democratic presidential nomination could lead into the party's national convention in July.

"These races go on for a long, long time," Reid, who has not yet endorsed a candidate, said in an interview with CNN broadcast Thursday.

Asked if that could mean a brokered convention, Reid said, "Sure, seriously, some of the old conventions produced some good people."

"It would be kind of fun," he added.

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Clinton hopes to use her edge with minority voters to pull away from Sanders in the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary. But Reid said it doesn't look like the race will end soon.

Reid told CNN that his state is a toss-up and criticized the Clinton's campaign for saying that Nevada is 80 percent white.

Nevada will vote next in the Democratic race on Feb. 20.

Reid told MSNBC in an interview  earlier Thursday that he wouldn't be endorsing before that contest, saying that he didn't want it to be perceived as unfair.

Updated at 4:43 p.m.