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GOP Rep: Harry Reid runs the Senate 'like a plantation'

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is urging voters to help Republicans retake the Senate this year and finally put an end to Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) reign. Yet his choice of words is raising eyebrows, as he likened Reid to a slavemaster in an interview with E&E Daily.

Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation," Cassidy said. "So instead of the world's greatest deliberative body, it is his personal, sort of, 'It goes if I say it does, if not it stops.' Senator Landrieu's first vote for him to be re-elected means that every other wish for a pro-oil and gas jobs bill is dead. Reid will never allow a pro-oil and gas jobs bill." [E&E Daily]

Cassidy is vying to replace Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in the midterm elections.

Hillary Clinton came under fire back in 2006 — when Republicans controlled the Senate — after telling a mostly-black audience that the GOP was running the upper chamber "like a plantation."