‘He is taking no risks’: Schumer withholds Eliot Engel endorsement

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, would not give his endorsement to Rep. Eliot Engel as the New York Democrat faces off against a primary candidate.

“I haven’t endorsed in that race,” Schumer told reporters during his weekly press conference. “I’m busy with Senate races.”

When pressed if he would eventually endorse Engel, a lawmaker he has routinely endorsed in the past, Schumer deflected, saying again his focus was on the upper chamber’s campaigns.

“He is taking no risks,” New York Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf told the Washington Examiner.