Schumer, Gillibrand on Supporting Paterson for Re-Election

Both New York senators have expressed support for David Paterson, who gave a forceful speech in Harlem defending his record this weekend, in an attempt to dispense with the idea that he’s vulnerable in next year’s election.
At the annual fund-raiser for the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, held in Riverdale Sunday night, I asked Chuck Schumer what he thinks about the fact that Paterson already has already had to talk about his re-election prospects.
“I started running against D’Amato that long [before the election],” Schumer said, referring to former senator Al D’Amato, who Schumer unseated in 1999.
Schumer was making a point about how early statewide races sometimes begin, but the similarity between the two situations ends there.

Schumer, Gillibrand on Supporting Paterson for Re-Election