First lady Michelle Obama touted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) record on women's issues during a trip to Reno Tuesday.
"Over the years, he has been a tireless advocate on behalf of women," Obama told the audience of some 1,600 at the Women's Summit 2010 in downtown Reno. "This state and this country are lucky to have Harry Reid working on our behalf in Washington."
Obama encouraged the audience to support Reid in November, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
"It's up to all of you everyday women to carry that role forward," she said. "What we’re working toward is to ensure our daughters and our granddaughters can dream just a little bigger and reach just a little higher than we did."
Later on Tuesday, the first lady attended an event with Reid in Red Rock Canyon as part of her effort to combat childhood obesity. But there too she plugged the Senate majority leader for reelection.
"He's just been a tremendous asset, not just to my husband but to the country and to all of you kids," Obama said, pointing at the 18 Las Vegas schoolchildren who did exercises with her and Reid.
"Everybody hears about what the president does, but presidents can't do anything if they don't have a good team. And Sen. Reid is a member of that good team,” she said according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The June 8 primary was a week away but Reid declined to speculate about his potential opponent. "I have no idea who will be my opponent," Reid said. "I don't vote in the Republican primary so I don't study it very much."
Despite some troubling poll numbers, Reid said he's confident he'll win in November.
"We'll have to work hard. There's five months to go," he said. "I'm not one that is very boastful. I'm just going to continue doing the best I can. The people of Nevada know me pretty well."