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Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says 'not a chance in hell' Medicare for All would pass

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Former longtime Nevada lawmaker Harry Reid has declined to endorse a candidate ahead of the state's Democratic caucus, but he did speak strongly against Medicare for All, the hallmark policy plan of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign.

"I think the world of Bernie Sanders," Reid said in an interview for the "Powerhouse Politics" podcast on Wednesday, speaking highly of his former Senate colleague.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- another presidential candidate -- has also been a major supporter of Medicare for All.

"One of the things that I feel very good about is that I discovered Elizabeth Warren, brought her to Washington when we had the Wall Street collapse," Reid said, adding "She became head of the oversight committee and did a really good job ... so I think the world of Elizabeth Warren."

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