No Ford Here

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2010 at 9:03 am

So, one of the sons of Memphis’ political dynasty–Harold Ford–decided not to run for Senator of New York. According to Michael Barbaro of the New York Times, “Harold E. Ford Jr., the former Tennessee congressman who has sought to parlay his star power and Wall Street connections into a political career in New York, has decided not to challenge Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand in the Democratic primary this September.”

Over his tour of the state, Ford’s potential candidacy was not received well by some, including the Obama administration. This according to the New York Daily News, who quoted an Obama campaign insider of saying of Ford, “This was about raising his profile and he probably succeeded. Nobody knew who he was in New York and now they do.”


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