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Chuck Schumer to Push $15 Million Into Democrats’ Fight to Hold Senate


WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the bulk leader, plans to transfer $15 million from his campaign account to the Democratic Senate campaign effort in addition to to several of the party’s key candidates, in keeping with a Democrat with knowledge of his plans.

The infusion of money comes as Mr. Schumer appears comfortable in his re-election bid in Latest York. Now he’ll redeploy his financial resources within the closing weeks of the midterm campaigns to assist him hang on to his job as majority leader.

“Keeping and growing the Democratic majority within the Senate is my top priority,” Mr. Schumer said in an announcement.

The Democrat with knowledge of the plans, who insisted on anonymity, said Mr. Schumer would send $5 million on to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for its campaign operations. He may also provide $1 million each to Democrats in several races seen as most important to the party’s possibilities of holding on to its majority.

The incumbents receiving the cash shall be Senators Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Mark Kelly of Arizona, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Maggie Hassan of Latest Hampshire.

Five other Democratic candidates attempting to unseat Republican incumbents or win open seats — Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin, John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, Cheri Beasley in North Carolina, Representative Tim Ryan in Ohio and Representative Val Demings in Florida — may also receive $1 million apiece.

Mr. Schumer will contribute $500,000 each to Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado and Patty Murray of Washington, who face Republican challengers.

The Republican Senate campaign organization has faced money challenges, and individual G.O.P. candidates have been outraised by Democrats mounting strong efforts in what was initially viewed as a difficult political environment prone to cost them the bulk.

As of his last campaign finance report, at the top of June, Mr. Schumer had nearly $38 million in money readily available for his re-election bid, providing him with a cushion to divert money from his own campaign.

A political motion committee tied to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has also invested heavily in Senate races, attempting to make up for the financial shortcomings of some Republican campaigns.

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