Former Tenn. Rep. Ford won’t run against N.Y. Sen. Gillibrand

Font Size:

Tennessee transplant and former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has decided not to challenge unelected incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand for her New York Senate seat, sources said tonight.

“I heard from Harold Ford and he has decided not to run,” said Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the Kings County Democratic chairman who had strongly indicated a willingness to back Ford.

“After giving it considerable thought and talking it over with his wife, he reached the conclusion that he would not be running, although he said he would like to remain active in the Democratic Party here,” Lopez continued.

Full story: Ford not running against Sen. Gillibrand – NYPOST.com