03/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harold Ford Calls Kirsten Gillibrand A 'Weak' Senator

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 failed to connect with voters after a year in office.

"There is no doubt that Sen. Gillibrand is weak in many places across the city and the state," Ford told the Daily News in an interview. "At best, there is interest in hearing an alternative."