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Schumer Says He Would Back a White House Bid by Clinton
|Last Edited||COSDem Dec 11, 2006 01:51pm|
|Media||Newspaper - New York Times|
|News Date||Saturday, December 9, 2006 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||They have not always been the warmest of colleagues, but Senator Charles E. Schumer announced yesterday that he would support Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 if she should choose to seek it. |
The two, both Democrats, had breakfast on Thursday in his office, Mr. Schumer’s spokeswoman said yesterday. It was one of many meetings that Mrs. Clinton has recently held to discuss her White House aspirations with officials from New York and from important presidential nominating states.
“At the meeting, Senator Schumer told Senator Clinton that should she decide to run in 2008 for the presidency that she would have his full, enthusiastic support,” said Risa Heller, Mr. Schumer’s spokeswoman, in a statement.
Howard Wolfson, a Clinton adviser, said in response: “Hillary is thrilled to have Senator Schumer’s support if she decides to run. His advice and counsel will be invaluable if Hillary takes the next step.”