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Ford to New York: Bid dead

Word is out from the Harold Ford Jr. camp that the former Tennessee Congressman is joining the almost-ran club of 2009-10 and passing up a primary against appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

“I’ve examined this race in every possible way, and I keep returning to the same fundamental conclusion: If I run, the likely result would be a brutal and highly negative Democratic primary — a primary where the winner emerges weak-ened and the Republican strengthened,” Ford writes in an op-ed piece to be published in the New York Times Tuesday.

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