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Maloney Senate Announcement Pushed to August

The timing of New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney’s announcement about her intentions to run for Senate in 2010 has become something of a moving target, but people close to her campaign are now indicating that it could come in early August.

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Maloney campaign manager Richard Fife told CQ Politics that given Congress’ “incredibly busy” schedule in its final week before a monthlong recess, Maloney decided “it doesn’t make sense to do anything political” until the session wraps up, likely Friday.

And Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, a close ally of the Democratic congresswoman who represents a portion of her Upper East Side Manhattan district, said, “Speaking to folks in the Maloney camp, she’s focused right now on her congressional duties.” But, he added, he thinks she is “planning to make an announcement once the House is in recess in early August.”