Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader who remains the functional head of the Nevada Democrats, said on Sunday that caucuses should no longer be used to nominate candidates for president of the United States.

“Our Democratic Party did a good job,” Mr. Reid said in an email to The New York Times. “All caucuses should be a thing of the past. They don’t work for a multitude of reasons.”

Mr. Reid’s call to end caucuses adds to the growing momentum around the push for Democrats to shift their presidential nominating contests from caucuses to primaries…

“I firmly believe that Nevada, with our broad diversity that truly reflects the rest of the country, should not just be among the early states,” Mr. Reid said. “We should be the first in the nation.”