Carolyn Maloney and the Lure of the Senate

Carolyn Maloney will turn 62 next year, so if serving in the U.S. Senate is the be-all, end-all goal of her career, then she should go ahead and challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary. She’s not likely to get another chance and there’d be nothing worse than living out her life wondering what would have happened if she’d gone for it.
But, as would-be campaign consultants and wannabe members of Congress whisper encouragement in her ear, Ms. Maloney ought to make sure she appreciates exactly what she’s getting herself into.
Obviously, it’s not at all uncommon for a member of the House to run for the Senate; it’s a perfectly natural stepping-stone.

Carolyn Maloney and the Lure of the Senate