Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Here's an account of Rev. Al Sharpton, who's putatively endorsed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, leaving his own Harlem MLK Day event in an auto with Harold Ford Jr. and quoted as saying "Get in the damn car," whatever the context.

Ford told the News that Gillibrand is weak in what were billed as his strongest comments to date.

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Ford would more likely run if Coakley falls short in Mass., goes some of the speculation discussed here.

So far, Newsday has had no luck interviewing Ford directly.