I'll give Harold Ford this; he's got someone on his staff who can read it:
ALBANY - Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has decided against mounting a primary challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Ford announced his decision Monday in a New York Times Op-Ed piece after spending about two months on a "listening tour" of the state. His move is a relief for Democrats worried a bitter primary would harm the winner and possibly give the seat to Republicans.
There was rejoicing throughout the land.
Harold Ford is welcome to visit my beautiful state any time he wants, but we'll never consider him a New Yorker.