Editor's note: This piece, which originally ran in the Feb/March 2010 issue of Desert Companion, speculates on what might happen if Reid had lost his re-election to Republican challenger Sharron Angle. With the announcement of Reid's retirement, some of Hugh Jackson's observations are just as relevant today as they were five years ago.
After losing her Senate bid, a reflective Shelley Berkley speaks her mind on dirty campaigns, a distinguished career in Congress — and her future in politics Shelley Berkley came within a percentage point of becoming Nevada’s junior senator, a fact that she has spent the past two months digesting. She was defeated by Sen.
Spending time with Las Vegans who are likely to see their lives reshaped by the incoming administration, our writer finds that the dawn of the Trump era is creating new fears for some and revived opportunities for others.