Democratic Senate Candidates to Address Convention

Posted August 21, 2008 at 9:43am

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and a handful of his top Senate recruits will warm up the crowd Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention.

Schumer will appear at the convention with former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, New Mexico Rep. Tom Udall, Maine Rep. Tom Allen and Oregon Speaker Jeff Merkley.

“We have a once-in-a-generation chance to bring meaningful and lasting change to our country by electing Barack Obama president and sending a stronger Democratic majority to the Senate. We need a stronger majority in the Senate to enact Obama’s broad, sweeping agenda, and our outstanding group of candidates is ready to deliver it,” Schumer said in a statement Wednesday.