Skip to content

McCarthy Won’t Challenge Gillibrand in New York Senate Primary

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a Democratic primary.
McCarthy, a thorn in Gillibrand’s side of late, had said she would take on the newly appointed senator in 2010 if no one else did.

But McCarthy has reversed course, citing personal issues.

“I’m not running,” she said Thursday afternoon.

That further clears the field for Gillibrand, who has had difficulty coalescing her delegation around her bid. Some other New York lawmakers were rubbed the wrong way by her rapid ascent to the Senate, ordained by Gov. David A. Paterson when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of State earlier this year.

Recent Stories

Supreme Court casts doubt on agency enforcement actions without juries

Drama ahead of third Santos expulsion vote

Ousted as speaker, McCarthy has not decided about reelection

Is 2024 the year for a third-party candidate to break through with dissatisfied voters?

White House goes at ‘MAGA’ Boebert over opposition to Biden agenda in Colorado

Speaker Mike Johnson invokes ‘reason for the season’ at Capitol Christmas Tree lighting