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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, whose home base of New York has a large Jewish population, is the most prominent Democratic opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, and polls show many of his constituents agree with him. (Associated Press)

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Among the Democratic Party's activists and grass-roots supporters who favor the deal, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York has become the main target.

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, has battled the Obama White House and previous administrations, begging them to punish China, which the senator said has manipulated the value of the yuan to help bolster its exports. (Associated Press)

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The dark photo posted by Sen. Harry Reid on Twitter, shows him sitting in a chair with a bandage across his forehead and eye, speaking with Sens. Richard Durbin on Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington and Charles E. Schumer of New York. (@SenatorReid)

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The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, would keep the current plan largely intact, although it would increase the share of insured losses paid for by private insurance and direct the government to study the effects of premiums collected through the program. . (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, would keep the current plan largely intact, although it would increase the share of insured losses paid for by private insurance and direct the government to study the effects of premiums collected through the program. . (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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"Do what a handful of states have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, then enter a runoff," Sen. Charles E. Schumer suggests in his scheme to weaken the tea party. (Associated Press)

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"Do what a handful of states have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, then enter a runoff," Sen. Charles E. Schumer suggests in his scheme to weaken the tea party. (Associated Press)

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A move by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, to include a nonremovable metal parts provision in the plastic gun ban bill was blocked. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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A move by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, to include a nonremovable metal parts provision in the plastic gun ban bill was blocked. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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A move by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, to include a nonremovable metal parts provision in the plastic gun ban bill was blocked. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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** FILE ** Then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton confers with Sen. Charles E. Schumer before her confirmation hearing for secretary of state on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. (The Washington Times)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, leaves a news conference after he and other party leaders spoke to reporters after the Democratic-led Senate rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill, at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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“I am not going to get into the details of our negotiating, publicly, but I can tell you we’ve both made progress and have a ways to go” before an agreement on background checks, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, says. (Associated Press)