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Chuck Schumer: Next Senate Majority Leader?

First Posted: 05/20/10 10:46 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:30 PM ET

Chuck Schumer Majority Leader

The Washington Post:

Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long game. Succeeding Reid would make Schumer the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history and, more important for the uber-competitive politician, the first among peers. Schumer has thrust himself into the center of issues ranging from jobs to immigration to Supreme Court hearings, but as that momentum has carried him into a more intimate arena where popularity matters, the grating architect of the current Democratic majority has become noticeably more collegial.

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