Chuck Schumer has always lived at the intersection of Big Money and Big Government. He regularly leads the Senate in raising funds from the biggest industries. His former top staffers are now Wall Street lobbyists and his top fundraisers. Now, Schumer is in line to be the Senate majority leader. If you think policymaking dovetails too much with fundraising, wait until Schumer is running the upper chamber.
To brush up on Schumer, I’ll link some of my pieces on him below, but definitely start with this thorough profile by Jason Horowitz at the Washington Post:
Schumer’s political power in Washington has always rested on the local pillars of voracious fundraising and manic courtship of the media
Here’s some of my work on the man: