Harry Reid refuses ‘beard-off’ challenge

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Some politicians just don’t know a good challenge when they see one.

Not only has President Barack Obama turned down the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is now refusing a Republican’s challenge to grow a bead for Nevada’s 150th birthday.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Sen. Dean Heller is growing facial hair for the sesquicentennial, and was looking for a little bipartisan support from Reid.

I was about four years old, sitting on the steps of the state Capitol, said Heller, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. And my dad had a beard. We were sitting there, the whole family, listening to the band playing and I said, ‘Dad, I didn’t know you could grow a beard.’ And he said, ‘I’m growing it for the centennial.’ Anyway, I was speaking to this group and said because my dad did it for the centennial, I’m doing it for the sesquicentennial (Nevada 150th birthday this year).

Heller says Reid was present in the group.

“And I challenged Harry to do the same thing,” Heller said. “He looked at me [and said],‘No way, not a chance.’ “

Reid’s office declined to comment to the Gazette-Journal about the hairy situation.

Via the Reno Gazette-Journal

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