Curtis Sliwa launches ‘Save the Senate’ PAC to oust Schumer



Losing the mayor’s race is not keeping Curtis Sliwa down.

Showing he intends to remain a player in the Republican Party, the Guardian Angels founder has launched a new Super PAC aimed at defeating US Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, who is up for re-election next year.

Sliwa told The Post his “Save the Senate” political action committee plans to raise millions of dollars to pummel Schumer and promote a Republican opponent.

The main message on the website says, “Stop Schumer Now. “

“Though we came up short in our mayoral campaign, my movement for change progresses onward. I am more committed than ever to advancing our Republican values and priorities and holding liberal elitists accountable for failing New York and America,” Sliwa says on the website’s mission statement.

“Next up: Senator Chuck Schumer. After serving in government for nearly 50 years, Chuck Schumer has proved to be an incompetent, power hungry career politician. As Senator, Schumer has delivered nothing more than Sunday press conferences with empty promises. Between the rising cost of living, a broken healthcare system, struggling public schools, and lack of affordable housing, it is clear that Senator Schumer’s primary concern is keeping himself and his cronies in power.

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Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa hopes to raise millions for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Republican opponent.
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He continued, “[Schumer] wants the American people to continue funding his disastrous policies that leave us with less public safety, housing insecurity, burdensome taxes, and arrogance towards necessary change.”

Schumer, first elected after toppling former US Sen. Al D’Amato in 1998, is seeking a fifth term. He has not faced a serious challenge in his three prior re-election campaigns.

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Curtis Sliwa called out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for his “disastrous policies” in affordable housing, healthcare and public education.
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Even D’Amato, now a lobbyist, said Schumer, a prolific fundraiser who visits every county in the state every year, is almost unbeatable. He endorsed Schumer’s 2016 re-election.

But Sliwa, who fell short in the November mayor’s election to Eric Adams, said the GOP has to fight the good fight.

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Curtis Sliwa blasts Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as a “incompetent, power hungry career politician.”
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“We’ve got to get rid of Chucky Cheese Schumer,” Sliwa told The Post during a Sunday interview about his anti-Schumer PAC.

While the state Republican leadership has focused much of its attention on promoting a strong candidate to run for governor, Sliwa said Schumer shouldn’t get a pass.

The Post recently reported that Aleksander Mici, a lawyer and Albanian immigrant from The Bronx, has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge Schumer.

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Former mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa says his “movement for change progresses” with being involved in the 2022 elections.
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Republican candidate for New York City mayor, Curtis Sliwa
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa recently lost the mayoral election to Democratic opponent Eric Adams by a wide margin.
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“You can have a `Jeopardy’ question about the Republican candidates who run against Schumer in the past,” Sliwa quipped. “I’d like to see a candidate who can give Schumer a run for his money.”

Sliwa said given President Joe Biden’s bumbling and fumbling, the 2022 mid-term elections should be a “Republican wave” election that could even put Schumer in jeopardy, with the right candidate.

“Schumer is the poster child on why there should be term limits,” he said.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will be seeking his fifth term in 2022.
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Republican candidate for New York City Mayor Curtis Sliwa
Curtis Sliwa looks forward to outraising Democrats in 2022 to beat out “Chucky Cheese Schumer.”
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Sliwa did not rule out running against Schumer himself, saying he would only throw his ever present red beret into the ring as a last resort.

The Schumer camp declined to comment.


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