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Harry Reid Stepping Down, Ted Cruz Stepping Up

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (left), pictured on March 17, 2015, will not run for reelection (Molly Riley/AP). Sen. Ted Cruz pictured on March 10, 2015, has announced he's running for president. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (left), pictured on March 17, 2015, will not run for reelection (Molly Riley/AP). Sen. Ted Cruz pictured on March 10, 2015, has announced he's running for president. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he would not seek reelection, months after the 75-year-old suffered an eye injury and Democrats lost control of the Senate to Republicans. And Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas became the first major declared presidential candidate for 2016.

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Don Gonyea of NPR join Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest in 2016 politics and Capitol Hill news.

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