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Top Dem Senators Signal Opposition To Confederate Flag Nominee

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New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat, "is still reviewing the nomination and while he has not made a decision, he has significant concerns," Matt House, his spokesman, told TPM in an email.

Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the No. 4 Democrat, is leaning against him.

"Senator Murray is not inclined to support this nomination," Meghan Roh, a spokeswoman for Murray, told TPM.

Their concerns were revealed after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Wednesday he "can't vote" for Boggs, who has faced fierce criticism from the left for his past votes as a Georgia state legislator on abortion, gay marriage and the Confederate flag.

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