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Schumer: ‘Run, Hillary, Run’

Chuck Schumer is really ready for 2016. The New York senator gave one of the first endorsements of the upcoming presidential election Saturday night in Iowa when he backed Hillary Clinton. With Clinton at the top of the ticket, Schumer said the Democrats can “vanquish Ted Cruz, Tea Party Republicans in 2016.” “It’s time for a woman to be president,” Schumer told the crowd of 750 Democratic supporters, who rose to their feet with enthusiastic applause. Clinton did not respond immediately to Schumer’s remarks, although she told New York magazine in September she will make a decision on running “soon,” but she’s “not in any hurry.”