HomePoliticsHARRY REID LOBBYING BIDEN TO PICK NV SEN. Cortez Masto FOR VP Politics HARRY REID LOBBYING BIDEN TO PICK NV SEN. Catherine Cortez Masto FOR VP March 27, 2020 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Retired Nevada U.S. Senator Harry Reid and former U.S. Senator / Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden, have been friends and colleges for over 4 decades. Biden is right now the presumptive nominee, barring any medical issues. According to sources, Harry Reid has been lobbying Biden personally to consider Nevada U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto for the VP position on the ballot. She’s Latina and a woman and that combo is desperately needed to shore up Hispanic support for the ticket. Masto was the Attorney General of Nevada prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2017. Biden has pledged to pick a woman as his VP.