L-R: Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, attorney Mike Watts & wife, Tammy, & New York Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Ken Salazar, Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Charles Schumer & attorney Mike Watts, Mike Watts, Senator Ken Salazar & Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Charles Schumer & Christian Archer, name tags, Watts family portrait
Despite the fact that New York Senator Charles Schumer was in San Antonio in the Dominion, Saturday, April 21st, none-the-less, the opening of NBCs Saturday Night Live at 10:35 featured the Senator opening the show with the standard line, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night." The opening was taped hours earlier at a local hotel lobby.
Schumer, along with Colorado Senator Ken Salazar and New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez gathered at attorney Mike Watts house to raise funds for a number of Democratic Senate campaigns in 2008.
Watts and friends raised a record amount ($1.1 million) and far surpassed Dallas or Houston during the Senator's swing through Texas. Well over a hundred local donors attended along with numerous elected officials and dignitaries.