ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Senator Charles Schumer has a mountain of campaign cash for a re-election race expected to present little more than a speed bump, allowing him share some of the money with imperiled Democrats.
The prolifically ambitious senator’s $23.2 million on hand at last filing made him more flush than some of his Democratic colleagues facing much tougher re-election challenges, able to spend $2,100 for every dollar spent by his Republican opponent.
Schumer has spent some on ads and sent a portion of his millions to help fellow Democratic senators and, to a lesser extent, U.S. House members in New York who could be in tight races during what is expected to be a punishing election for President Barack Obama’s party.
The money could help Schumer win friends in Congress, too.
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