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Senate Dem Endorses Chuck Schumer to Replace Harry Reid

Senator Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) wants Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to be “replaced” by Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.).

“I think possibly the best thing that could happen . . . to this institution, this election cycle would be if [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell gets beat and Harry Reid gets replaced,” Pryor told Democratic donors in New York, according to audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Pryor suggested that Schumer ought to replace Reid because he “does a pretty darn good job there in the Senate, and he’s actually, he’s not this crazy wild-eyed, left wing liberal either.”

Schumer is hardly known as a moderate. National Journal has him tied for first-place as the most liberal senator, yet the news that Pryor has such a high regard for Schumer comes as he is trying to convince voters that he supports “smaller” government.

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