Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSenate Dems step up protests ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Senate Dems plan floor protest ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Dem senator: Don't bet against McConnell on ObamaCare repeal MORE (D-N.Y.) had nothing but praise for President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) as his White House chief of staff.

Here's Schumer's statement:
"He is the perfect choice. He knows the Hill, he knows substance, he knows politics, and most importantly, he can get the job done."

Schumer and Emanuel served as the heads of the Democratic campaign efforts in their respective chambers of Congress in 2006, when Democrats recaptured control of Congress.