Schumer Likely To Run Unopposed In Dem Primary

Gothamist reports:

“He’s 62-county Chuck,” said Bronx Democratic Chair Jamaal Bailey, a state senator representing the northeast section of the borough. “Chuck Schumer is one of the best, if not the best, retail politicians that we’ve known.”

The state Democratic Committee endorsed Schumer’s re-election bid by unanimous consent after no other candidate sought the party’s nod. It cleared the way for Schumer to likely run unopposed in the June 28th Democratic primary, unless someone were to mount an uphill challenge by petitioning their way onto the ballot.

At the convention, Democratic officials praised Schumer’s prowess for traversing the state and making pivotal connections that long ago solidified his presence as a political force.

Read the full article. Some had been calling for AOC to challenge Schumer. In December 2021, the Wall Street Journal editorial board did the same.