I think this helps Reid with conservative-independent voters in NV. His "Negro" comment underlines the fact that Reid wasn't necessarily "dazzled," per se, by Obama in the initial stages and that his view of Obama was very much influenced by his upbringing in Searchlight (anachronistic views of blacks in a "trailer park" town, e.g., the "Negro" term). It highlights that Reid hasn't really changed all that much since coming to Washington. The conservative-independents will appreciate that because their constant refrain of disgust with Washington politicans is that elected officials change once they get to Washington. There are plenty of conservatives who are not hardened against Reid to the point where they are looking for anything--such as this controversy--to discredit him. These conservatives just want good, honest leadership. And I think Reid's comment and his handling of the fallout have actually helped him here.
The liberal "machine" base in Las Vegas will support Reid no matter what because there is no alternative.
He wasn't offensive when he basically said that he expects that people like me may be turned off from him even considering his progressive stances on health care and education vis-a-vis his very proud and loud "marriage equality" stance. That that's the kind of person he is.
My "car tax" (vehicle reg renewal) was $200 and some change after the increase, so I think we all have to do our part if we have the resources available to do so.
Prop. 13 is draining the coffers. Two people living in Venice Beach should not be paying $6,000 difference in property taxes because the one of them has been living in their house since 1967.
As far as the initiatives to roll back the state subsidies for mental health and child services, I voted for neither in the first place.
Also, I live in CD-32, and I've NEVER seen anything like what's going on here. I've gotten at least 30 (THIRTY) mailers total from all interested parties, and when I went camping over the weekend and turned on my phone last night, all my messages were either made by the congressional candidates themselves or some associated PAC.