LAS VEGAS -- Harry Reid compared his reelection race with Sharron Angle (R) to his days as an amateur boxer during a brief campaign stop Tuesday.
"Most of my fights didn't end in a knockout, so I had to wait for a decision," the Senate majority leader told volunteers at a lunchtime stop at a campaign field office. "I always felt good about my fights, because I always prepared really hard. Probably worked harder than anyone else. And that's what this campaign is all about."
The Nevada Senate race is expected to be decided by a slim margin.
Reid again thanked volunteers for working on his behalf. He singled out Texas attorney John Eddie Williams, a major Democratic donor, for having made the trip to Las Vegas from Houston to volunteer. "One of the most famous lawyers in all of America -- he's a defense attorney -- he's here walking doors for me," Reid said.
The senator also defended his record of job creation in Nevada, noting that despite the state's 14.4 percent unemployment rate "all the news isn't bad."
"We have a long ways to go, but there really are some good things happening in Nevada," he said.
Reid declined to take questions from the media. "I'm pressed out,” he said, before leaving. Reid's next appearance will be either a victory or a concession speech Tuesday night at the Aria Hotel and Casino.