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Chuck Schumer Tries To Take A Shot At Rob Ford

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The gaffe happened when reporters asked Schumer why he hadn't attended an economic conference Monday in Toronto, where Duffy was in attendance.

"If Bob Duffy was there, I'm glad I wasn't," Schumer said, according to the Buffalo News newspaper.

Aftwerwards, the newspaper reported, Schumer's office said the senator had "misspoken and meant to say Rob Ford."