New York Sen. Charles Schumer (above) endorsed state Assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday.
New York’s senior Sen. Charles Schumer (D) endorsed state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) Tuesday for the open House seat in New York’s 9th Congressional district. Schumer represented the Queens- and Brooklyn-based district before he ran for the Senate in 1998.
“It is vital we preserve Medicare and Social Security, and the only candidate for Congress who will do that is David Weprin,” Schumer said in a statement released by the Weprin campaign. “Weprin is someone we can count on to stand up for middle class Brooklyn and Queens families.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.