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(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, leans in to speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in L... (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, leans in to speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in L...
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question about the budget compromise during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Lou... (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question about the budget compromise during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Lou...
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question about the budget compromise during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Lou... (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question about the budget compromise during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Lou...
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question from the audience during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., answers a question from the audience during the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, on the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Ky.
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., addresses the audience during his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., addresses the audience during his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.

By BRUCE SCHREINER
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senatorial courtesy was in full display when the Senate's top two leaders - Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer - shared the same stage in McConnell's hometown in Kentucky.

Schumer - the Senate's top Democrat - presented his Republican counterpart with a bottle of Brooklyn-made bourbon during Monday's event in Louisville, which is home to some popular distilleries.

McConnell praised Schumer for his work ethic. And he joked his life as Senate majority leader would be much easier if Schumer had listened to his parents and become a corporate lawyer.

Schumer was in Kentucky as part of a speaking series hosted by the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.

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