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

Posted January 11, 2010 at 8:14pm

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.