Chuck Schumer has spent $8,600 on Junior’s cheesecakes in the past decade
Maybe they should call him Sen. Chuck E. Cheesecake.
New York’s senior senator has something of a sweet tooth for the famed Junior’s restaurant confectionary, handing out over $8,600 worth of them to supporters over the last decade, a review of FEC filings by The Post shows.
The gifts were all purchased and delivered between 2012 and 2016, after which the Schumer campaign began offering supporters other trinkets instead. In 2019, the standard gift was a book about the Capitol.
He even bets with cheesecakes. During the 2008 NFC championship game between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, Schumer put an iconic Junior’s cheesecake up against Sen. Herb Kohl’s block of Wisconsin cheddar.
Team Schumer said they had no idea how many cheesecakes they’ve ordered over the years.
But The Post did the math: at the current price of $43.95 for the signature plain cheesecake, the House minority leader gobbled up 196 in five years.
“No matter how ya slice it, Chuck is proud of his years of support for the Downtown Brooklyn institution that is Junior’s cheesecake.” Schumer spokesman Angelo Roefaro told The Post.
“Totally news to me,” said Alan Rosen, whose family founded the Brooklyn mainstay and has owned it for three generations. “But I am appreciative.”
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