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Schumer, Slaughter go to bat for Rochester with Amazon's 2nd HQ

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday the online retailer would be smart to select Rochester for its second headquarters. (Photo: MGN Online)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Another lawmaker is adding their voice to the group of people calling for Amazon to come to Rochester.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday the online retailer would be smart to select Rochester for its second headquarters.

Schumer said he has scheduled a call with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to discuss the matter.

"I think Rochester would be a great location for Amazon," Schumer said. "It has a well educated workforce. It has enough people to fill up one of Amazon's headquarters. It has a great style of life, it's not that expensive to live in."

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D, NY-25) is also encouraging Amazon to consider Rochester for its second headquarters.

The deadline to file applications with Amazon will be October 19.

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