Obituary: No Flowers Please, Just Vote Against Reid

Woman campaigns from the grave
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 2:30 PM CDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses while speaking to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Charlotte McCourt was active in politics throughout her life, and now she’s campaigning from beyond the grave as well. Her obituary, published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, ends by saying, “We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to US Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate.”

According to the obituary, McCourt was an 84-year-old Utah native who had lived in Nevada for 40 years. She had five children, 20 grandchildren, and 65 great-grandchildren. She assisted “many political figures’ campaigns,” and like Reid, was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Indeed, she was exactly the type of conservative, religious Democrat that Reid’s going to need to win over to beat Sharron Angle, writes John Smith of the Review-Journal.

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