Maloney Not Ready To Follow Israel’s Lead and Bow Out of NY Senate Field

Posted May 17, 2009 at 10:16pm
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Carolyn Maloney (Getty)

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney is keeping her powder dry for now.

In a statement, the Democrat from Manhattan’s Upper East Side says her thinking on whether to run in a 2010 primary against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has not been changed by the announcement that Rep. Steve Israel will not run.  

She has told colleagues that she will run, but has been officially mum.  

“I respect the choices that every member makes about their future. Steve Israel’s decision to not run for the U.S. Senate was his choice to make, but it doesn’t affect my decision-making process,” Maloney said. “I am completely focused on passing my Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights and 9/11 health bills and getting them to the president’s desk quickly. Any decisions about any future campaigns on my part will wait until after those.”