Reid: 'Oh yeah' committed to staying as majority leader

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Thursday he would commit to staying the Democratic leader for his entire six-year term if he is reelected this fall.

"Oh yeah. That's why I ran," Reid said when asked if he wanted to remain leader if he wins another term.

Reid faces Tea Party activist Sharron Angle (R) in November, and has had somewhat of a resurrection in the polls. A Mason-Dixon poll in January showed Reid losing to Angle by 5 points, but more recent polls show the race about even. Reid dismissed a Rasmussen poll this week that showed Angle up by 11 points, saying the poll "shows how valid the Rasumussen poll is."

"We'll see. I'm not taking anything for granted," Reid said of the polls. "I think we're getting the message out."

Reid said he is starting to run a "positive campaign," but "there will be time to show a distinct difference" between himself and Angle.