Another Reid challenger

Another indication of Sen. Reid’s relative strength in his reelection race is the home state of the latest possible challenger—New York.

Banker John G. Chachas of Lazard Freres (an investment bank) in New York and formerly of Credit Suisse First Boston says he’s taking a look at the race. His connection to Nevada is that he grew up in Ely, where his family still has property.

Chachas supported George Bush with a $1,000 contribution in 2000 but by 2008 was an Obama backer to the tune of $2,300, though he first gave the same amount to Mitt Romney in the run-up to the presidential nominations.