NY State Troopers support Schumer challenger Joe Pinion in November’s election

The New York State Troopers Union is backing former Newsmax anchor Joseph Pinion in his race against US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who the union accuses of being on the job when it comes to standing up for the United States in the face of rising crime use the police.

“It’s been a rough few years for law enforcement. We need support and we’re happy to accept it from a candidate like Joe Pinion,” Thomas Mungeeer, president of the Troopers PBA, told The Post.

“Joe Pinion has pledged his support and we have not heard from the Schumer campaign.”

Republican Pinion has argued that Schumer was kept out of touch with everyday New Yorkers throughout his run against Schumer, but a Siena College poll released in early August showed Pinion trails the Senate Majority Leader by 21 points.

Yonkers-born Pinion seeks to change that dynamic in the final weeks of the race, contrasting Schumer’s time as an elected official with salient issues like inflation and struggling public schools.

“Chuck Schumer is a dinosaur and under his watch – like my friends here – the American dream is on the verge of extinction,” says Pinion in a new ad, which features him alongside a pair of CGI Velociraptors.

Joe Pinion
Joseph Pinion is a former Newsmax anchor running against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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“I’m sorry guys. It’s true. you are in bed Chuck Schumer has been down in DC for 42 years, rising in power on our behalf, and what do we have to show for it?” added Sprocket.

Pinion said the ad would air online and on TV, but declined to say where it would air and how much his campaign would spend.

A Schumer spokesman declined to comment.

Campaign records show Pinion has just $25,149 in its campaign account compared to $37.9 million for the national powerbroker.

Schumer was elected to the US Senate in 1999 after 18 years in the House of Representatives and six years in the State Assembly.

The last US Republican senator to be elected in the Empire State — where Democrats have an approximately two-to-one advantage over registered voters — was Al D’Amato, who left office in early 1999.

Chuck Schumer
The New York State Troopers have accused Schumer of not having the cops’ backs.
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While Schumer has big advantages over Pinion, the first-time candidate is looking to exude confidence in just over a week before absentee ballots are sent out to voters ahead of the final day of voting on Nov. 8.

“From Defund Police to Cashless Bail, New Yorkers watched helplessly as the needs of criminals were put ahead of the safety of law enforcement and our communities,” Pinion told The Post. Today marks a critical step in our quest to end this destructive slide.”

“We will build a nationwide law enforcement coalition to end the police agency onslaught and restore law and order by defeating Chuck Schumer,” he added. NY State Troopers support Schumer challenger Joe Pinion in November’s election


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