Schumer endorses Lautenberg 2014 re-election
By Max Pizarro | November 6th, 2011 - 9:27pm
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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tonight endorsed U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for re-election in 2014 at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

"One more thing, we absolutely want him to run again; we hope he continues to run for one more term," said Schumer at the tail end of his remarks at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack.

The pair raised $100,000 toward 2012 senate races, including that of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

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