Ford’s New York Senate Candidacy Freshly Imperiled by His Ties to Bank of America
January 21, 2010 at 5:53PM
Former Memphis congressman Harold Ford Jr., an all-but-formally-declared candidate for the U.S. Senate in New York, may have taken temporary leave from his job with Bank of America, but Ford’s political opponents won’t let Bank of America — and its problems — take leave of him. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the incumbent whose seat Ford has declared an interest in, and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, New York’s senior senator and a close Gillibrand ally, are pressing the Bank of America on what they deem a workers’ rights issue, and the public employees union SEIU 32BJ, one of the nation’s largest, has tied the issue directly to Ford.