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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...

Republican Economist David Malpass To Challenge Gillibrand

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Economist David Malpass, who has never held public office, announced Wednesday he would seek the Republican nomination to challenge D...

Kirsten Gillibrand Gets Two GOP Challengers: Bruce Blakeman & David Malpass

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Republicans on Thursday picked a former Long Island lawmaker and an economist to run in a primary for the chance to take on ...

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. ...

Bloomberg: Gillibrand Could Have Been Defeated By Ford Or Zuckerman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he thinks Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KUR'-stehn JIHL'-uh-brand) could have been defeated by eithe...

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...

Ford: I Coulda Been A Contender

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. returned to his job as an MSNBC pundit on Tuesday, one day after announcing he wouldn't run for U....

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...


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 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?

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


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 Jr.'s Senate Bid Will Be Tough Sell To Liberal New Yorkers

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The last time Harold Ford Jr. ran for the U.S. Senate, he spoke proudly about his pickup truck, his "friend" President George W. Bush...

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...