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Dems want Schumer as their leader

Senate Democrats are turning to Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Brooklyn-bred partisan infighter with a pragmatic streak, to steer them into the Donald Trump era. Republicans are sticking with the genteel Kentuckian, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who lacks Schumer’s instinct for soundbites but has been a brutally effective legislative tactician. Senate Democrats and Republicans are meeting separately Wednesday to pick their leaders for the Congress that convenes in January. Their selections of Schumer, from New York, and McConnell are expected to produce little drama. That’s the opposite of the House, where both parties’ leadership elections have been more theatrical. There, Republicans voted
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