A Carpetbagger Too Far | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
A Carpetbagger Too Far
by

Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) is reportedly exploring a primary challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the most absurd political adventure of the year for reasons the Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza ably explains. Ford has real political talents but he was also the only competitive Democrat to lose a Senate race during the Republican thumpin’ of 2006. The positions he had to take in that unsuccessful race will all be used against him in New York. That background and his current job as head of the Democratic Leadership Council makes him a poor choice to challenge a sitting senator whose main intraparty critics believe her past statements and House voting record are too conservative.

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register

Notice to Readers: The American Spectator and Spectator World are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The Spectator World please click on the following link: https://thespectator.com/world.

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!