Schumer to speak to Iowa Dems

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New York Sen. Charles Schumer. (Sept. 19, 2013)

New York Sen. Charles Schumer. (Sept. 19, 2013) Photo Credit: EPA

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Sen. Chuck Schumer insists he is not running for president, but he is going to be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democrats' Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Iowa on Nov. 2.

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The Jefferson Jackson dinner, held in Des Moines, has hosted many presidential hopefuls, including Al Gore, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, and it’s a good entree into the first state to hold a presidential popularity contest through its caucus system.

The Iowa Democrats posted a news release about it on their website Thursday, (, and Schumer had fun joking about how his aspiration for the highest office in the land was crushed when he was a young teenager.

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