Michael van der Galien

Floating a Ford Candidacy in N.Y.

Posted on January 13 2010 12:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Kate Phillips

The chatter about Harold Ford Jr.’s possible challenge to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to swell today, building upon the White House’s decision on Monday to swat away the notion and Mr. Ford’s own Op-ed promoting the idea in The New York Post.

Bucking the New York Democratic power structure is never easy, and Senator Charles E. Schumer, the veteran lawmaker who now reigns as No. 3 in the Senate, has already backed Ms. Gillibrand, who was appointed last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Along with Gov. David Paterson, who said on Monday that Mr. Ford might want to run a primary in another state). Raymond Hernandez and Jeremy Peters lined up the opposition in their article in The New York Times this morning.

Read the whole thing at The Caucus.

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