Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), up for a fourth term in November, has $24.2 million in the bank after raising $12.2 million last year — including $2.5 million in the last quarter of 2015.
That cash amount is a new high for Schumer, and he has 10 months to collect more before Election Day. Schumer has always been adept at fundraising, but his anointment as the next Senate Democratic leader hasn’t hurt.
His donors include the CEOs or presidents of Microsoft, Cisco, Boeing, General Electric, Master Card, Caterpillar, United Healthcare, Henry Schein Inc. — and Alfonse D’Amato, the three-term Republican he unseated in 1998. So far, Schumer has no Republican challenger.
— Tom Brune