Joe Pinion was designated the New York Republican party’s official challenger for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s U.S. Senate seat at the party’s convention on Monday, February 28.
Pinion, 38, is the first Black man to run for U.S. Senate in New York, says his campaign. He is a Yonkers native and former political news commentator with Newsmax, according to Daily Messenger.
I am humbled and honored to have been officially named the first black candidate to run for US Senate from New York.
— Joseph Pinion III (@JosephPinion) February 28, 2022
Pinion is hoping to mount a successful campaign against Schumer, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Senate and one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington.
“For too long, career politicians like Chuck Schumer have failed the 99%,” said Pinion in a statement. “In Chuck Schumer’s rise to power and fame as leader of the Senate, he has left the rest of us behind. The thesis of our campaign is if you are unhappy with the world as it is today, you cannot vote for the architect who built it.”
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