NY-Sen: Gillibrand Does It Again

By: Tuesday April 13, 2010 6:37 pm

The last possible competitor who could make a race of the Senate seat previously held by Hillary Clinton just announced he wouldn’t run. Former New York Republican Gov. George E. Pataki has decided not to mount an election challenge against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand this fall. Instead, he said in an interview Tuesday that he [...]

Ford Strikes Out

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:25 am

Harold Ford’s record-setting rollout (for awfulness) was punctuated today with his non-announcement speech, in the form of an op-ed he faxed to the New York Times. In this petty screed, cribbed from Evan Bayh’s resignation speech even though Ford doesn’t have the gravitas of even HIM, he reckons that the reason everyone rejected his candidacy [...]

Harold Ford’s Painful Listening Tour Continues

By: Thursday February 25, 2010 11:01 am

Sometimes a picture says 1,000 words: That’s from Harold Ford’s introduction to the Stonewall Democrats in New York City. Apparently the activists started chanting “Anti-choice, anti-gay, Snakeoil Harold, go away” and then Ford did, in fact, go away. More here. Man, Harold Ford’s campaign is a welcome bit of comic relief.

Harold Ford Has Lived In New York Three Years Without Paying State Taxes

By: Friday February 12, 2010 11:49 am

It just gets worse and worse and worse for Harold Ford. When it comes to his shadow run for Senate, Harold Ford is a New Yorker through and through. When it comes to paying taxes, though, he’s still a Tennessean — he’s never filed a New York return. Ford claims to have moved to New [...]

Gillibrand “Underhanded” For Seeking Endorsements For Her Campaign, Ford Says

By: Monday February 8, 2010 11:41 am

Harold Ford is upset that Kirsten Gillibrand, the incumbent and announced candidate for the US Senate seat in New York, is doing what announced candidates do, by seeking endorsements. This is very underhanded, Ford says, and clearly Gillibrand should cease all campaign activities until her opponent decides whether or not to run. That would be [...]

Harold Ford Offers Parody Of A Republican-Lite Pol

By: Monday January 25, 2010 11:33 am

Today’s Harold Ford op-ed in the New York Times was already displeasing to me when I read it about 10,000 times in the mid-1990s. First, cut taxes for businesses — big and small — and find innovative ways to get Americans back to work. We can start by giving any companies that are less than [...]

First Poll From New York: Gillibrand Ahead Of Ford

By: Friday January 15, 2010 1:42 pm

Marist polled the New York Senate primary shaping up between Harold Ford and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. 43% of registered Democratic voters in New York State say they would back Gillibrand in this fall’s Democratic primary while 24% would cast their ballot for Ford. Although Gillibrand has a double-digit lead over Ford, a notable proportion — [...]

Brave New Films Releases Brutal Video About Harold Ford’s Record

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 9:43 am

This is really just a small taste of what Harold Ford will see if he chooses to run for Senate in New York State. Brave New Films has compiled a video of some of Ford’s most notorious past statements, including his anti-immigrant, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-gun control and pro-tax cut stances. In a statement, Brave New [...]

Harold Ford’s Completely Insane Senate Campaign Launch

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 11:06 am

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a worse rollout for a political campaign, or one more disconnected with the constituency needed to win, than what Harold Ford exhibited in today’s New York Times. In a clear swipe at Ms. Gillibrand, he said he would not be a lap dog for Democratic leaders in Washington, [...]

NY-Sen: Ford Flips On Gay Marriage, Says He Will Decide “In The Coming Weeks”

By: Monday January 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Today was a busy day in the New York Senate race even if you didn’t talk about Kirsten Gillibrand and Harold Ford. Left-wing Democratic candidate Jonathan Tasini launched a campaign to end the filibuster, and both of the top Republican recruits for the race – Rep. Peter King and former Rep. Susan Molinari – dropped [...]

NY Senate Candidate Tasini Campaigns On Ending The Senate Filibuster

By: Monday January 11, 2010 12:24 pm

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its front page about grumblings from Democrats to end the Senate filibuster. But the article is basically a compendium of older initiatives, like Alan Grayson’s petition to lower the threshold for the filibuster to 55, or Tom Harkin’s bill to gradually lower the filibuster threshold on [...]

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