Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will get some help in his reelection bid next week when Michelle Obama heads to Nevada.
The first lady will deliver the key note address to the 2010 Women's Summit on Tuesday in Reno, the White House announced Thursday. Reid is hosting the event. The two will then head to Las Vegas where Obama will promote her healthy lifestyle initiative.
Reid faces a tough reelection campaign in a year filled with anti-incumbent sentiment. His approval ratings have hit record lows, and Nevada has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation, trailing just behind Michigan.
Unions are also helping the embattled majority leader.
A member of the Nevada AFL-CIO told The Hill earlier this month that reelecting Reid is their top priority.
“It’s our single focus. Harry Reid has done more for the state — more than anyone in history,” said Danny Thompson, executive secretary-treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO.