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"Resign or stay" after controversial remark

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) -  Some Republicans demand that a top Democrat senator resign due to his controversial remarks towards President Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential election. Senate majority leader Harry Reid, said he believed Barak Obama could win, in part because he is "light-skinned," with "no negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid's remark was published in the 2008 campaign account Game Change by John Heilmann and Mark Halperin. When parts of the book was leaked over the weekend, Reid called the president to apologize.

President Obama replied in a written statement, "As far as I am concerned, the book is closed."

Now lawmakers wonder if Reid should resign? Democrats say "No."

Dem. Dianne Feinstein said, "I don't think so. First of all, all of us are imperfect. Clearly this was a mistake."

Republican chairman said, "Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own; but, if it comes from anyone else, it's racism."

The decision for Reid to remain in the Senate could lie with Nevada voters. Some voters are angered over the health care decision from last week.

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