The Senate’s Top Matchmaker

Schumer counts 13 weddings from people who met working for him

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  brings his staff together, close together. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  brings his staff together, close together. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:43pm

PHILADELPHIA — There’s a reason people who work in Sen. Charles E. Schumer’s office keep marrying their co-workers.  

“They work so hard they don’t have a chance to meet anybody,” the third-term New York senator said at an event Thursday during the Democratic National Convention.  

His staff even spends all sorts of holidays together, Schumer said. So far, he counts 13 weddings among people who met in his office.  

And the nuptials likely are not over, he teased, “I’ve got three cooking.”  

But Schumer stops short of officiating at the weddings, like Democratic vice presidential nominee and fellow Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia does. The one time Schumer officiated, he said, the marriage ended in divorce after less than a year.  


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