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Harold Ford Jr. to Run for Senate From NY?

Rudy Giuliani may be the least of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s problems. Glenn Thrush at Politico reports that former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford Jr. is considering a primary challenge against Gillibrand. Ford moved to New York City after losing the Tennessee senate race by a hair in 2006 and has apparently been polling New Yorkers about a possible candidacy. Ford’s currently the head of the Democratic Leadership Council and his positions—including opposition to gay marriage and some abortions—put him to the right of Gillibrand.