Democrats Officially Tap Schumer For Re-election Bid

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -

New York Democrats on Monday officially nominated Sen. Charles Schumer to run for a fourth term.

State Democratic Committee members unanimously backed the Brooklyn Democrat during a meeting in Westchester County.

Schumer appears to be in a comfortable position with eight months to go before the November election. His favorability ratings remain good in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one and he has $24 million in his campaign account.

Schumer is poised to take over the leadership of the Senate’s Democrats following the retirement of Minority Leader Harry Reid after the election.

New York Republicans hold their nominating convention on Friday in Buffalo.