Aleksander Mici files to run for U.S. Senate


With rumors swirling that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer could face a challenge from within his own party in the 2022 Democratic primaries, a Bronx Republican is the first to officially challenge the longtime lawmaker.

On Nov. 18, Aleksander Mici, a Morris Park resident, officially filed to run against Schumer in the 2022 election as a Republican. Schumer, who has served as Senate majority leader since 2021 and in the Senate since 1999, is running for a fifth term. If reelected, he would become the longest-serving U.S. senator in New York State history.