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  •  not sure how... (1+ / 0-)
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    MPociask

    Schumer becomes Majority Leader over Dick Durbin. Not to mention Harry Reid is still around.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 04:44:44 PM PDT

    •  Because Reid will retire in 2016 (1+ / 0-)
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      though he won't say it yet and Schumer was the head of the DSCC when we gained a net +14 seats. Plus he has the financial connections and is 6 years younger than Durbin. Lastly, Durbin has made pretty obvious moves towards establishing a Cheri Bustos as his successor to the "outstate" seat in Illinois, and is pretty likely to retire in 2020 while Schumer will stick around for a while.

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