Burning Man

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Week of Jan. 15, 2018

Reid Cites Physique in Passing on Burning Man
Annual clothing-optional gathering in the Nevada desert kicks off Sunday

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he needed to lose a few pounds before he'd be ready for Burning Man. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid does not plan to attend the Burning Man annual gathering, which kicks off Sunday in the Black Rock Desert in his home state of Nevada.

The Democratic senator was actually asked about possibly visiting the event during a wide-ranging interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal which was posted online late Tuesday.