A source close to Harold Ford Jr. confirmed this report that Ford is not running for the U.S. Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand.
Ford had delayed his announcement about the race while he conducted a poll, the results of which were not released.
“I heard from Harold Ford and he has decided not to Read More
This afternoon, The Times reported that Harold Ford Jr. is—as the Observer has heard—polling about a possible campaign.
One question the poll posed was whether an endorsement from former Mayor Ed Koch would influence how prospective voters felt about Mr. Ford.
Which is odd, because in June Mr. Koch said he would Read More
A reader contacted to me to say they knew–knew!–potential Senate candidate
Governor David Paterson is trailing both his likely primary challenger, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and the likely Republican nominee, Rick Lazio, according to a Sienna poll out today.
Paterson is ridiculously behind Cuomo among Democrats, 22 to 64. Against Lazio, Paterson trails 39 to 46.
Cuomo trounces Lazio 63 to 26.
Senator Kirsten Read More
City Hall News played big the fact that Harold Ford Jr.’s spokeswoman didn’t know the potential candidate was Tweeting. The spokeswoman responded via Twitter:
“Isaac Dovere @ tweaks me about twitter tale but doesn’t even have a ‘handle’ on the situation himself? Ha!”
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs–who recently joined Twitter–told Time‘s Swampland blog that putting President Obama on Letterman and Leno last year were “two of the easiest decisions” he and David Axelrod ever had to make.
So what about “The Daily Show”?
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Last month, just after gay activist Jon Winkleman interrupted a lunch meeting between prospective Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. and scores of the borough’s elected leaders—an antic for which the activist was promptly thrown out—Mr. Winkleman promised reporters they would see him again.
“We’re going to be bird-dogging Harold Ford everywhere we Read More
After a “cordial” meeting with Harold Ford Jr. last night at a dinner gala hosted by New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand left before her would-be opponent’s keynote address because she had to get back for an early appearance on “Good Day New York.”
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After ten years spent bashing Mort Zuckerman, and just over a month spent touting Harold Ford Jr., the Post took a turn on both fronts this morning.
“Run, Mort, run!” blared the paper’s opinion page. “New York has a proud tradition of sending superior people to the Senate,” they wrote, and while Read More
ALBANY–Harold Ford Jr., who is giving the keynote speech at the annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators conference, just arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel without much fanfare.
It has not escaped attendees that Ford is just getting here now, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been shaking hands in Albany Read More