Chuck Schumer

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Charles Ellis Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998.wikipedia
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2010 United States Senate election in New York

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He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer won re-election to a third term.

2004 United States Senate election in New York

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He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer won re-election to a second term with 71.2% of the vote, a then-record margin of victory for any statewide candidate in New York's history.

James Madison High School (Brooklyn)

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He attended public schools in Brooklyn, scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT, and graduated as class valedictorian from James Madison High School, in 1967.
Two sitting U.S. Senators, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are graduates, as is former Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN).

Harry Reid

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He was the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Whip Dick Durbin.
Reid was succeeded as the Senate Democratic leader by Chuck Schumer, whose leadership bid had been endorsed by Reid.

Amy Schumer

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He and his family are Jewish, and he is a second cousin, once removed, of actress Amy Schumer.
He is a second cousin of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

New York's 9th congressional district

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Before his election to the Senate, Schumer served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, first representing New York's 16th congressional district before being redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and 9th congressional district ten years later.
Its representation in Congress was reliably Democratic for decades, electing prominent liberals such as Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner and, prior to that, Emanuel Celler and Elizabeth Holtzman (when the district was differently numbered).

Seniority in the United States Senate

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Charles Ellis Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998.

1998 United States Senate election in New York

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Charles Ellis Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998.
Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Al D'Amato was running for re-election to a fourth term, but was defeated by Democrat Chuck Schumer in what was considered by many to be the "high[est] profile and nastiest" contest of the year.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

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Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, during which time he oversaw 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Harvard Law School

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A native of Brooklyn and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1980.
Eight sitting U.S. senators are alumni of HLS: Romney, Ted Cruz, Mike Crapo, Tim Kaine, Jack Reed, Chuck Schumer, Tom Cotton, and Mark Warner.

Ron Wyden

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In March 2002, as the Senate worked on a compromise to save an election reform bill that stalled due to Republicans believing it was not combative enough against voter fraud, Schumer and Ron Wyden led a successful effort in protecting an amendment allowing first-time voters to be verified with only a signature.
In January 2001, along with Chuck Schumer, Wyden was one of only two senators on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to vote against the confirmation of Gale Norton as United States Secretary of the Interior.

It's Academic

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Schumer competed for Madison High on the It's Academic television quiz show.

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In 2004, Schumer won re-election against Republican Assemblyman Howard Mills of Middletown and conservative Marilyn F. O'Grady.
In 2004, he ran against Senator Charles Schumer of New York for the United States Senate but was defeated.

2016 United States Senate election in New York

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He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer won re-election to a fourth term in office.

Anthony Weiner

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Notable former aides to Schumer include former US congressman Anthony Weiner; and former New York state senator Daniel Squadron and New York State assembly members Phil Goldfeder and Victor M. Pichardo.
He was a member of the New York City Council from 1992 to 1998 and a congressional aide to U.S. Representative Chuck Schumer from 1985 to 1991.

Dick Durbin

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He was the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Whip Dick Durbin.
When Majority Leader Harry Reid faced a difficult re-election fight in 2010, some pundits predicted a possibly heated fight to succeed him between his assistant Durbin and Senator Chuck Schumer, who is well known for his fund-raising prowess.

New York Republican State Committee

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Benjamin publicly accused GOP chairman Sandy Treadwell and governor George Pataki of trying to muscle him out of the Senate race and undermine the democratic process.
First elected in 1980, D'Amato lost his bid for a fourth term in 1998 to Chuck Schumer who has held the seat since.

Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus

He was elected Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate in 2006.
The Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus is the third-ranking position in the United States Senate Democratic Caucus, created for Senator Chuck Schumer of New York in November 2006 after an exceptionally successful tenure as Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Bob Casey Jr.

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In March 2018, Schumer said the bipartisan legislation sponsored by Bob Casey and Pat Toomey would assist the children of deceased first respondents afford college by increasing the availability of Pell grant funding.
In 2005, Casey received calls from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as well as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Minority Leader.

2006 United States Senate elections

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Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, during which time he oversaw 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections.
On August 9, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer issued the following joint statement on the Connecticut Senate race:

Second inauguration of Barack Obama

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In his role as chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies for the Second inauguration of Barack Obama, Schumer played a key role in organizing the event, gave the opening speech and served as the master of ceremonies.
The swearing-in ceremony and the inaugural luncheon for President Obama and Vice President Biden were planned by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, a committee composed of United States Senators Charles Schumer of New York, committee chair, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Harry Reid of Nevada, and United States Representatives John Boehner of Ohio, Eric Cantor of Virginia and Nancy Pelosi of California.

Al D'Amato

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He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote.
In 1998, the Human Rights Campaign endorsed D'Amato for re-election over socially liberal Democratic Congressman Chuck Schumer because of those votes.

Daniel Squadron

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Notable former aides to Schumer include former US congressman Anthony Weiner; and former New York state senator Daniel Squadron and New York State assembly members Phil Goldfeder and Victor M. Pichardo.
He served as an aide to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, helping the New York senator with his book Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time (2007).''

United States Senate Democratic Policy Committee

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In November 2010, he was also chosen to hold the additional role of chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.