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Schumer Eyes Exit From DSCC

Not a big surprise, but Democratic leadership sources tell us that DSCC chairman Charles Schumer is planning to step aside after two gangbuster cycles and (at least) a dozen Democratic pickups.

"This is called quitting while you're ahead," said a person close to Schumer, who said the hard-driving New Yorker hadn't informed anyone of his intentions -- adding, "it's only a matter of time."

The only name to surface so far as a successor: New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

Although Minnesota freshman Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was rumored to be interested over the summer.

 

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