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“I always endorse the Democrats.”
 -Senator Chuck Schumer, at an event on July 19 with Comptroller Bill Thompson, on whether he’d endorse Mr. Thompson in the mayor’s race
 
Chuck Schumer is the most powerful Democrat in New York, a senior member of the Senate Democratic leadership, and maybe, according to some people, but not Mr. Schumer, and definitely not Mr. Schumer in public, the next Democratic majority leader.
If he’s going to continue to be a Democrat who tells other Democrats how to be good members of their party, he can’t exactly go around forsaking his party’s nominee for mayor simply because said nominee doesn’t have much chance of actually winning, or because he’s actually perfectly happy with the guy the nominee is running against.

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