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At the end of the day, this seat has been held, this particular senate seat has been held by people who did not live upstate, as a matter of fact, who have lived upstate for a shorter period of time I have.
A couple of weeks ago, the Post's Cindy Adams asked Harold Ford Jr. how his wife felt about his potential Senate run. "She's excited," he told her. "She's my director of research, checks my daily schedule and the people I'm seeing." But in a Times profile of Emily Ford, née Emily Threlkeld, we learn that "director of research" is not really a phrase that one would necessarily use if one wanted to describe her accurately.
He told a columnist recently that she was his director of research, although Ms. Ford said that’s not quite true — she helps her husband with research in her spare time.
I love it! Run Harold Run!
h/t to Partially Impartial for linking John's latest hard hitting story on Gawker:
Ford claims to have moved to New York three years ago, and says paying "New York taxes" makes him a New Yorker. But his spokeswoman confirms to Gawker that he's never filed a New York tax return — meaning that he's never paid New York's income tax, despite keeping an office and a residence in New York City as a vice chairman of Merrill Lynch since 2007: "He pays New York taxes and will file a New York tax return in April for the first time," Ford's spokeswoman Tammy Sun told Gawker. "He will file all necessary personal disclosure and tax forms that candidates are required to file if he chooses to run." (According to Sun, Ford admitted to the tax dodge yesterday at a press availability in Albany, but we can't find any news accounts mentioning the remarks.)