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Obituary With CS Connection Urges Vote Against Harry Reid

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

A Nevada obituary, with a College Station connection, is attracting national attention.

The obituary was for Nevada resident Charlotte McCourt, 84, who passed away July 8.

In her earlier years, McCourt worked on campaigns for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, even serving as his campaign manager during his first successful campaigns for Congress.

The writers were McCourt's two daughters: College Station school teacher Ann McMullin and her sister who lives in Utah. A portion of the obituary reads as follows:

"We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate."

The obituary appeared in Tuesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal. It immediately went viral on the internet and is now posted at dozens of news web sites and blogs.

McMullin told News 3 she stands by what was written, but she says it was intended as a personal reflection of her Mom, not a political statement.

To read the full obituary, click on the link below to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


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