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Sen. Schumer Elected Minority Leader

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)—a familiar name to communications lobbyists and not just as the second cousin of comedian Amy Schumer—has been elected minority leader for the new Congress. Republicans returned Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the majority leader spot.

Schumer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, will succeed Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is retiring.