04/10/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harold Ford Jr. Accuses Kirsten Gillibrand Of "Underhanded Tactics" To Keep Him Off Ballot

Former Representative Harold E. Ford Jr. accused Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand on Sunday of using "underhanded tactics" to try to keep him off the ballot, and he urged New York City Democratic Party officials to delay an endorsement amid intense wrangling over how to handle his potential candidacy.

Mr. Ford, who has given himself the next 30 days to decide whether to challenge Ms. Gillibrand in the Democratic primary, is seeking to counter what he and his allies say is an organized campaign by Ms. Gillibrand to dissuade him from running.