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Schumer for the middle class ?

Officially, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York will be both vice chairman of the Democratic caucus and chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. In those roles, he will also share control over the party's messaging apparatus run out of the Senate Democratic Communications Center, better known as the war room.

Mr. Schumer has been outspoken in his belief that Democrats need to concentrate their energies on initiatives aimed at the middle class, a view that the rank and file applaud.

In Wake of Losses, New Powers for a Political Master
Published: November 20, 2010
Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York is still No. 3 in the Democratic pecking order, but will work to more closely meld the party's strategy and message.


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