Republican launches campaign to challenge Schumer
MidHudson News reports about Republican television entertainer Joe Pinion, who announced Jan. 17 he is running for U.S. Senate to replace Democrat Chuck Schumer. The 38-year-old former Colgate University football star is the former host of a show on the right-wing Newsmax network that is on the Mid-Hudson Cable network locally, and other systems around the country. “Chuck Schumer, he no longer represents the 19 million New Yorkers. The Schumer from 1988 no longer exists,” Pinion said. “What we have now is somebody who is so concerned with holding on to power that he has forgotten to empower the people who have placed their trust in his hands. For me, we want to reinvite the people to this conversation.” Schumer is not just a long-serving senator, but the current Majority Leader. Pinion opposes Schumer, he says, because the Majority Leader allows free speech. “Chuck Schumer is supposed to be the adult at the table in Washington. Instead, he allowed children to hijack the national conversation about justice reform, and people died as a result," he said. The only other issue the story addresses is Schumer's large campaign war chest next to the challenger's meager account. “We just have to raise enough money to get our voice out there," Pinion said. Read more about this story at MidHudson News.