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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.