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New York Senate Seat

NY-Sen: 67% Schumer (D), 27% Townsend (R) (Angus Reid 10/7)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Angus Reid Public Opinion 10/5/10 - 10/7/10; 500 registered voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Online survey panel (ARPO PDF) New York 2010 Senate 6...

Jason Linkins

Harold Ford And Iggy Pop: An Awkward Encounter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think that the Brief And Lamentable Senate Almost-Candidacy Of Thee Childe Harold Ford has received the most fitting post-script possible, courtesy ...

Joe DioGuardi Launches Senate Bid Against Kirsten Gillibrand

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

At Grand Central Terminal right now, former Rep. Joe DioGuardi is announcing that he is going to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand....

Jason Linkins

A Look Back At Harold Ford's Magical Run For The Senate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let us now take a moment to mourn the passing of the seriocomic campaign stylings of Harold Ford, Jr., who almost wanted to sort of run for the New Yo...

Mortimer Zuckerman And Harold Ford Jr. Still Debating Senate Bids | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As they weigh whether to make a bid for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the publisher of The Daily News, is quie...

Paterson Fires Back At Harold Ford, Andrew Cuomo

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's governor, hit with rumors of a career-ending New York Times story in the works, battles back in an exclusive interview with Lloyd Grove - d...

Harold Ford Jr.'s Wife: Emily Ford | LAURA M. HOLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since early January, when Harold E. Ford Jr. announced he was considering a bid for a Senate seat from New York, his wife, Emily Ford, has been hounde...

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...

Harold Ford Jr. Teaches Class At NYU Wagner School Of Public Service | By Victor Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harold Ford Jr., who is considering a primary bid against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, taught his first class of the new semester the other night at New Y...

Jonathan Tasini Takes Second Shot At U.S. Senate In New York | N. R. KLEINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last time around, pitted against Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jonathan Tasini was the 17 percent man, gathering that percentage of the vote in the 2006 Dem...

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.

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.

Gillibrand Says Ford Is "Wrong" For New York And Has An "Anti-Obama" Agenda

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

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Harold Ford Jr. Is an "extremist" and "wrong" for New York....

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?

Senate Majority Leader Reid Urges Mayor Bloomberg Away From Backing Harold Ford Jr.'s Bid For Gillibrand's Senate Seat | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid reached out to Mayor Bloomberg today to urge him not to get behind former congressman Harold Ford Jr., if...

Harold Ford May Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand thought she could breathe a little easier following news that GOP Rep. Peter King is "leaning against" seeking her ...

Why There's No Ford in New York's Future

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Now it's Harold Ford Jr. Most New Yorkers probably don't even know he lives here, and suddenly he's being talked about as the Democrat who might seriously challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand this fall.

Harold Ford Jr. Supports Gay Marriage: May Challenge Senator Gillibrand's Seat | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ex-Tennessee Rep Harold Ford Jr. said there's a "fiction" in language between civil unions and same-sex marriages, and that he now supports gay nuptia...

Hamlet On The Hudson

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

So Rudy Giuliani is apparently not running for governor and is dithering about whether to try for the Senate. We've lived through this melodrama before.

Bloomberg Could Back Harold Ford Against Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Paterson Admits He Ordered Staff To Deny Kennedy Was Top Choice

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time, Gov. David A. Paterson acknowledged Friday that he personally ordered his staff to contest Caroline Kennedy's version of events in...

New York Reps Aren't Sold On Gillibrand, May Back McCarthy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York lawmakers are so far unwilling to throw their support behind newly crowned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), and several say they could support a ...

Republicans Like Gillibrand More Than Democrats: Poll

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll suggests Republicans in New York are happier than Democrats with the selection of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) as the state's next senator -...

Paterson's Approval Rating Drops Down To 44 Percent: CNN

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The perceived chaos surrounding the appointment to fill Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Senate seat has taken a toll on New York's governor, acco...

Our Own Sarah Palin

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The old New Yorker in me believes Gillibrand would best serve the people by shooting Canadian geese over airports rather than repairing our Bush-broken nation.