MGM Resorts is the largest employer and the largest taxpayer in Nevada. CEO Jim Murren is a Republican who hopes to see the GOP take many Senate seats.
But not the one from Nevada.
Murren has thrown his support behind Democrat Harry Reid, because Murren believes Reid will protect the gaming industry.
"We're always a soft target," Murren told CNBC. He points out that the industry pays plenty in taxes, but many believe "we don't pay enough."
He says without the power that Reid's seniority brings, Las Vegas will get bullied.