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No joke -- 'African Americans for Senator Harry Reid' to meet this week

January 13, 2010 | 12:51 pm

Harry Reid It only sounds like a “Saturday Night Live” skit.

The group “African Americans for Senator Harry Reid” had already scheduled its kickoff luncheon for Thursday when news broke of Reid's racially insensitive comments regarding President Obama.

Now the luncheon, hosted by veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, is in the spotlight as the Nevada senator tries to repair his relationship with a Democratic base he needs for a tough reelection fight.

Look for more tomorrow on the Ticket. In the meantime, here’s some intentional comedy on the Reid contretemps.

-- Ashley Powers

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