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Ford: ‘I Am a New Yorker’ and Considering Senate Run

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said on MSNBC Monday that he is thinking about running for the Senate in the state where he now lives: New York.

Ford, who represented a Tennessee district in Congress, said on “Hardball with Chris Mathews” that he’d make a decision about running in the next few weeks.

And, prodded by Mathews, Ford declared his new loyalty: “I am a New Yorker, I am a New Yorker,” he said.

If Ford decides to run, it would mean a Democratic primary battle against appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for the seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And while we’re talking about Ford, a tip of the Wall Street fedora to our sibling site, Political Wire, for spotting a New York Daily News item about a coincidence involving maybe-candidate Ford and his upcoming book.

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