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Monday, November 15, 2004
Schumer's not running in 2006
Wow. This surprises me. He was so evasive in the recent senate re-election campaign (using the age-old line about "the senate is the only thing on my radar screen right now") that it's very surprising that he's come out so definitively so quickly after the election. A chance he's angling for the nomination in 2008? That's really the only reason I can think of. Or else Spitzer scared him off somehow.

So the nomination is Spitzer's. I have to say, I see this as a great development. He gets to avoid a real primary fight (anyone who steps up won't be able to beat him), can fundraise primarily for the general election against Pataki or whoever runs, and basically gives him a great shot to be the next NY Gov. Democrats who seek to become the party of the people again have to like Spitzer.
posted by CB @ 5:18 PM  
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