Gillibrand to Raise for Maloney

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host a fundraiser at Jean Georges next Tuesday to benefit Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s re-election campaign.

Maloney is–somewhat ironically–facing the most spirited primary challenge of her career, after spending much of last summer touting the value of intra-party competition when she was publicly eyeing Gillibrand’s Senate seat.

The two stood together in June to cheer the 9/11 health care bill, but it was hard to tell exactly how deep the goodwill actually ran.

Maloney had–after all–been rather cutting in her remarks about Gillibrand back when the congresswoman was flirting with the Senate challenge.

“I’d say nothing brings people more easily together than a joint commitment to a common cause. And we have a common cause,” Maloney told The Observer after the June press conference.

And now, the common cause appears to be keeping Maloney in the House.

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