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Schumer cruises to New York Senate victory

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Carolyn Kaster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) defeats Republican Joe Pinion for his fifth term in the U.S. Senate.


Schumer has held his seat since 1999, and has been the U.S. Senate Majority Leader since January 2021. Just in his previous six-year term, Schumer has campaigned for initiatives to improve infrastructure across New York as well as environmental action. In July, the senate passed his bipartisan semiconductor, science and tech innovation bill, which he said would create jobs and boost upstate New York’s economy.

Originally from Upstate New York, Alicia Daddario is the Digital Editor for WSHU Public Radio.