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BREAKING: Harold Ford Jr. Won’t Seek U.S. Senate Run

This just in: Harold Ford Jr. has opted not to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.

No statement yet, but the Post quotes Assemblyman Vito Lopez: “I heard from Harold Ford and he has decided not to run. After giving it considerable thought and talking it over with his wife, he reached the conclusion that he would not be running, although he said he would like to remain active in the Democratic Party here.

The decision arrives after spending the weekend in Bermuda, keynoting the the Bermuda International Business Association’s annual conference.

Tweets Dan Choi: “Ford not running!!!!!”

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  • ewe

    BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAIGNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chitown Kev

    Thank Goodness.

    Now (since you want to run and some point in the future, Harold, I know that you do) get out there and advocate and prove that you have changed, dude.

    It might help if you learn the issues first…

  • Observer1000

    Hope the DINO’s get the message!

  • Brian En Guarde

    Voting to change the US Constitution to carve out a minority disqualifies any candidate for office. He tried to do it to us, so that makes him an unfit American.

  • tjr101

    Well he is smart after all. Harold can now pack it up, don’t even bother changing to a NY State drivers license and head on back to backwaters!

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  • Totakikay

    I’m glad he’s gone. There are some Republicans who are better than he is on human rights. In the future the LGBT community needs to vote Independent or a third-party like the Green Party.

  • Jan Dapitan

    Howard Stern Dyes His Hair Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 27, 2010) -– Howard Stern, America’s
    highest-paid radio personality, stopped traffic in Manhattan this
    weekend when he emerged from the studios of Sirius Satellite Radio Network with his hair dyed pink – a move characterized as a “surprise gesture” in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    But critics of Stern reacted with ridicule, noting that annual
    National Breast Cancer Awareness month does not occur for another
    seven months — in October.

    Producers explained the mix-up as the result of a “glitch” in a
    calendaring program provided to Stern’s production company as part of a recently acquired Microsoft “Vista” operating system.

    Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division, issued an apology for the glitch, promising Stern that he would personally e-mail the radio host a “patch” for the problem as soon as once was available.

    Microsoft President Steve Ballmer admitted that this was “not the
    first time” that Microsoft’s Vista program “had experienced problems.”

    Founder and chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)Evelyn Lauder noted: “While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Web site is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. I encourage you to visit that site in October and regularly throughout the year as it adds updated breast cancer information and resources.”

    Stern’s hair was previously dyed brown.

    Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and media personality most notable for his radio show which since January 9, 2006, has been broadcasting on Sirius XM, an uncensored satellite radio service. Although described by the media as a “shock jock” for his sometimes controversial commentary and segments, Stern argues it never was his intention to “shock” people, whether discussing world affairs or the staff he works with. Stern is the highest-paid radio personality in the United States, and also the most fined, following a long history with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since 1986.

    Stern began his career in the radio industry in February 1975 at his campus station at Boston University, presenting a one-hour comedy program called “The King Schmaltz Bagel Hour” with college friends. Developing his on-air style for four years at Briarcliff Manor, Hartford and Detroit from 1977–1980, Stern paired up with his on-air news anchor Robin Quivers at Washington, D.C. in 1981. By August 1982, he arrived at New York City, the country’s largest radio market.

    Despite numerous disputes with management, Stern would have the top afternoon show by mid-1985. After being fired that September, he returned to New York airwaves on WXRK after a two-month absence, broadcasting for over twenty years until leaving for satellite radio, where he would be free from content restrictions imposed by the FCC, in December 2005.

    Stern describes himself as “The King of All Media” for his successes outside radio. His two books, Private Parts (1993) and Miss America (1995), received great media attention and sales, topping The New York Times Best-Seller list in the week of their release. The former was adapted into a 1997 film of the same name directed by Betty Thomas, which grossed over $40 million in the United States. Stern’s television endeavors include various late night shows and successful pay-per-view specials, as well as numerous appearances on The David Letterman Show.

  • Cam

    Good, now those Dems who only come and talk to us during campaigns but ignore us the rest of the time need to pay attention to this.

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