Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDonald Trump Jr. headlines Montana Republican convention Montana's environmental lobby teams with governor to kill 600 jobs Dems allow separation of parents, children to continue, just to score political points 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.