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The Pundit Candidate: How Cable News Networks Are 'Being Taken Advantage Of' By Future Candidates

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media


Potential Senate Candidate Harold Ford Has Never Filed NY State Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Former Tennessee congressman and undeclared U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. says he'll file his first state tax return as a New...

Jason Linkins

Harold Ford: No One Wants To Draft Him For Senate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the important things to note about Harold Ford's quasi-maybe-this-is-happening run for the Senate seat in New York currently occupied by Kirste...

Harold Ford's NBC Contract Suspended

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Harold Ford Jr.'s role as an NBC political analyst has been "put on hold." Politico's Michael Calderone reports that, according to an MSNBC spokesper...

Could Chuck Schumer Give New York Its Own Scott Brown?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Keli Goff

With an approval rating of 31% among New York Democrats, I wouldn't call Gillibrand's election a sure thing, and as we learned in Massachusetts, sending a weak candidate into an election, even in a blue state, is not a recipe for success.

Harold Ford Jr. Accuses Kirsten Gillibrand Of "Underhanded Tactics" | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Representative Harold E. Ford Jr. accused Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand on Sunday of using "underhanded tactics" to try to keep him off the bal...

Did Harold Ford Get Taxpayer-Funded Bonus?

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Gillibrand went on the attack this morning, breathing new life into old allegations that possible-senate candidate Harold Ford, Jr. received a...

Harold Ford To Debate Michael Steele On 'America's Future'

Talking Points Memo | Ben Frumin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chair Michael Steele and Ex-Dem Rep. and potential NY-Sen candidate Harold Ford Jr. will share the stage Thursday evening at the University of Ark...

Jason Linkins

Harold Ford Panders To Stephen Colbert [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harold Ford, Jr. apparently decided that one of the crucial stops in his New York charm offensive had to be the Colbert Report. The most charitable thing to say about it is that it did not go well.


AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR') is giving potential U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. a tough time about running for office in New York. ...

Harold Ford: Get Your Sexism Out of NY

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Siskind

Here are some simple questions Mr. Ford: Why did you flip-flop on Senator Gillibrand? And more importantly, why are you now resorting to blatant sexism as a tactic?

Jason Linkins

Harold Ford Is Barely Making It Without His Merrill Lynch Salary | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harold Ford is looking to assert some middle class bona fides with the New Yorkers who would propel his out-of-state candidacy for the U.S. Senate sea...

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

Harold Ford Also Anti-Chuck Schumer

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If he runs, Harold Ford Jr.'s will be challenging Kirsten Gillibrand, but in explaining his rational for running, Ford sometimes talks about his probl...

Gillibrand's Weight Loss: Senator Sheds Pounds

Sen. Gillibrand shedding pounds | By Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is turning herself into a leaner, meaner campaigning machine - showing a slimmer silhouette as a tough election battle looms. ...

Jason Linkins

Harold Ford Backs Pointless Deficit Commission | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I don't have to labor too hard today to illustrate the utter preposterousness of Harold Ford's run for the New York Senate seat currently held by the ...

Harold Ford Shows the Fiscal Foolishness Of Wannabe Centrists

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Scher

Look at that post-partisan Ford go! Grabbing ideas from the left and right. But anyone who knows the basics of health care reform will see the blatant contradiction in his proposals.

Under Attack: Can Harold Ford Survive New York's 'Angry Gays?'

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

With his polished pedicure and shiny SUV, Harold Ford Jr. may act all teflon tough. But let's hope his doorman is a little harder-core -- because these gays are coming to get him.

Harold Ford Slips Up, Says He's Running For Senate | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Ford, 39, arrived at the State Line Diner in Tappan, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m., wearing a pinstripe charcoal suit, and introduced himself to everyone in...

What Brown's Win Over Coakley in Massachusetts Means for Politics in New York

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The immediate political beneficiaries in New York of the Scott Brown romp over Martha Coakley are Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr.

Jason Linkins

Post's Peyser Perplexingly Paints Pol As Punk | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I don't think that I have to labor too hard today to point out the overall preposterousness of Harold Ford's run for the New York Senate seat currentl...

Meet Vincent Morgan: Harold Ford's Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Marriage, Pro-New York Congressional Candidate Cousin

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Kaufman

Almost two months after his announcing his candidacy -- and eight months to go before September's Democratic primary -- Harlem's Vincent Morgan is about to kick his campaign into high gear.

Harold Ford Calls Kirsten Gillibrand A 'Weak' Senator

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his toughest comments to date, Harold Ford cast Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Monday as a "weak" puppet of the state's political establishment who has fa...

An Offer From Blago I Could Refuse

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Blago was in the midst of asking me about my children. I mentioned that my eldest had graduated from college. "Find her daughter a job," he said. Blago seemed delighted with himself.

Harold Ford's New York State of Mind

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Denvir

Can any rich person just move to New York and win elected office? How many of New York's elected officials does Wall Street get to control?