Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he will not endorse a candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary until after the Nevada caucus.

Reid made the comments in an interview with the Nevada Independent about Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Billionaire's M gift to Morehouse grads points way to student debt solution Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden MORE (I-Vt.) hiring three of Reid's former staff for his presidential campaign.


“All these people working for Bernie, I’m glad,” Reid said. “Bernie is one of my friends. He helped me get Obamacare passed. His vote was crucial. So I think the world of him.”

Faiz Shakir, a senior Reid adviser, is now Sanders's campaign manager.

The Vermont lawmaker is not the only presidential hopeful who employs his former staff to receive praise from Reid.

Reid’s former communications director, Kristen Orthman, is working for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Overnight Energy: Democrats ask if EPA chief misled on vehicle emissions | Dem senators want NBC debate focused on climate change | 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE's (D-Mass.) campaign.

The former Nevada senator praised Warren earlier this month, saying he thinks "the world of her," but did not endorse her.

Reid told the Independent he isn’t bothered by seeing his former staffers on competing campaigns.

“I think it’s good that people recognize talent,” he said.

Reid has also reportedly talked to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Castro swears off donations from oil, gas, coal executives Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' MORE and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Samantha Bee slams 2020 Democrats who go on Fox News Poll: Harris, Warren climb as Biden maintains lead MORE (D-Minn.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Fox News contributor Campos-Duffy compares abortion to slavery 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Judge upholds House subpoena for Trump financial records | Trump vows to appeal ruling by 'Obama-appointed judge' | Canada, Mexico lift retaliatory tariffs on US | IRS audit rate falls Lawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate MORE (D-Ohio) about potentially running for president.

Klobuchar and Gillibrand have already announced their candidacies.

“There is not a single Democrat that I have seen that’s interested that I wouldn’t do everything I could to help,” Reid said.

“Michael Bloomberg — and I think he could be really good for the party — I think he’s going to be here in the next few days. I just think, I’m glad that a lot of people are running and I’m excited about what it’s going to do to generate attention around the country.”

Bloomberg, the former New York City Mayor, has not yet decided whether or not to pursue the Democratic nomination.