“It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City. Read here: WSJ
Schumer feels District 9 is too Jewish, Orthodox Jewish that is.
I guess they didn’t notice that the District is 3 to 1 Democrat and has elected only Democrats since 1922. Weiner won Schumer’s old seat by 66% of the vote.