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Schumer confirms spending $8K on cheesecake in 10 years: 'Guilty as charged'


Added 02-24-20 10:57:01am EST - “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), with a tray of cheesecake in hand, admitted he's spent more than $8,600 on Brooklyn-based Junior's Cheesecake in the last 10 year” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Schumer confirms spending $8K on cheesecake in 10 years: 'Guilty as charged'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerWhite House preparing to ask Congress for funds to combat coronavirus: report Schumer cites security, DHS ban in questioning TSA use of TikTok Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill MORE (D-N.Y.), with a tray of cheesecake in hand, admitted he’s spent more than $8,600 on Brooklyn-based Junior’s Cheesecake in the last 10 years. 

“I love Junior’s Cheesecake. So I say to The New York Post and others: guilty as charged,” Schumer said Sunday during a press conference in New York City. 

"Guilty as charged... it's my guilty pleasure." WATCH: Sen. Chuck Schumer admits to spending thousands on cheesecake and serves cheesecake to members of the press in a lighthearted moment. pic.twitter.com/uJHzjO6orc

Schumer’s hefty cheesecake spending was first reported by The New York Post. Federal Election Commission filings show the Friends of Schumer PAC has spent varying amounts on Junior's Cheesecake for “supporter acknowledgements” dating back to at least 2009. 

Schumer said he uses the cheesecakes as gifts and in bets, noting that he once made such a wager when the Green Bay Packers were playing the New York Giants.  

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