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Schumer re-election bid draws challengers

Still flying, for the most part, below the radar: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer's bid for a third term. Comedian Randy Credico has come forward to challenge him on the Democratic line. He's also seeking the Libertarian nod.

Among several unusual statements in a wide-ranging conversation last week, Credico called Schumer a "Copperhead Democrat" and vowed a hunger strike if he doesn't get to debate the senator. Martin Chicon, from Washington Heights in Manhattan, let it be known he's seeking the Republican nomination.

There's also a Web site to draft TV commentator Larry Kudlow. John Faso, the former Assembly Republican leader, argued Schumer is vulnerable, though Faso isn't a candidate. Schumer's spokesman declined to comment. - Dan Janison

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