SOURCE: State of Politics.

Wendy Long, the Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Chuck Schumer, tied herself even more closely to Donald Trump on Monday, cheering his proposed economic plan.

In a statement, Long declared she is “100 percent behind” Trump’s push to cut taxes and regulations, which he rolled out today as he seeks to reframe his campaign following a difficult week.

“Donald Trump’s economic program is desperately needed by the American economy, suffering from historically low growth because of the foolish big government policies of Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer,” Long said.

In his remarks, Trump pointed to Hillary Clinton’s pledge as a U.S. senator representing New York to bring 200,000 jobs to the upstate region, which never materialized. Clinton has blamed George W. Bush and his administration’s handling of the economy for the lack of job growth.

“Upstate New York is a disaster,” Trump said. “What happened to Upstate New York is a disaster.”

Long said her statement that Schumer should receive some of the blame as well.

“We can’t let Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer continue with more of the very things that are killing our jobs, depressing wages, and crushing small business,” she said. “The Washington Post today details the abysmal failure of Hillary Clinton’s upstate New York jobs plan, saying it fell flat.’ Her BFF and crony, corrupt Chuck Schumer, has been as big a failure — and upstate county flybys won’t hide that fact.”

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