They say nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory -- and that must make former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. one heck of an admirable guy. Ford, who moved from Tennessee to New York and is mulling a primary run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, seems to have developed convenient amnesia about his once-firm views on a number of issues as he talks himself up as a potential primary challenger to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Here are some examples of Ford’s dramatic turnabout from his previous public statements:
When you walk into Margaret Anderson Kelliher’s campaign headquarters, you’ll see plenty of the expected fare: yard signs, ringing phones, empty coffee cups. You’ll also see something a little more unique: offices for the campaign manager, finance director, communications director, field director…all filled by women.
I don't have a favorite team in this week's Super Bowl, but you can bet I'll be watching the day's events with interest.
If you haven't heard, CBS made waves last week, after it was announced that they'd be running an anti-choice ad from the far-right group Focus on the Family during the Super Bowl.
Harold Ford, Jr. apparently just can't get enough.
After Stephen Colbert named Ford the "Alpha Dog of the Week" recently, cracking jokes about the potential New York Senate candidate, Ford decided he'd take on the comedian in person. Just take a look and see how well that worked out...
We caught up with Cong. Dina Titus (NV-03) recently, learning some of her tales from Capitol Hill and thoughts about working with other women congressional leaders. Here's what she had to say:
Which fellow members of Congress do you admire?
As our political director, Jonathan, mentioned earlier, today is primary day is Illinois. There are a number of EMILY's List candidates on the ballot, including state Rep. Julie Hamos, who's running an extremely tight race in IL-10.
We'll be keeping a close eye on results as they come in, and you can follow along, too. Click here to get tonight's election results.
Today is primary election day in Illinois, and we've got a number of great candidates on the ballot. One of them is state Representative Julie Hamos, who appears to be in a nail-biter of a race to the finish in the Democratic contest for the open U.S. House seat in IL-10. This race is critical because it truly represents one of the best opportunities in the country for Democrats to pick up a Republican seat.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is lending a hand to help with aid for Haiti refugees in Florida. In addition to volunteering with recovery efforts during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Alex also urged also Floridians to help by donating time or money to relief work.
Here's what Alex had to say:
Last-minute attacks in the IL-10 primary race show exactly how tight next Tuesday's vote is going to be.
EMILY's List candidate Julie Hamos is being targeted by her opponent, Dan Seals, with a negative mailing to the district's voters distorting her record.
Seals, who has run for this seat twice before and lost both times in the general election, is focusing his efforts on a negative politics-as-usual style campaign just days before the Feb. 2 primary.