Senate hopeful Harold Ford Jr. made his first upstate trip to Albany and Buffalo. While the Democratic establishment is reluctant to pull the rug on their incumbent Senator....Mr. Ford seems to leave a good impression.....As the prospects get shaky for Democrats in marginal seats, Ford is likely to find enough good stuff in visits like this to justify a run. He needs people to rally behind him if he is to beat Kirsten Gillibrand, as affability and charm can only go so far.
His first trip upstate was not very imaginative, as he stopped in upstate's two most Democratic enclaves.
Senate hopeful Harold Ford lands in Buffalo for learning experience in Kirsten Gillibrand country