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Harold Ford, Jr.

Harold Ford, Jr
Personal data
Date of birthMay 11, 1970(age 45)
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseEmily Threlkeld
ResidenceNew York
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's   district
In officeJanuary 3, 1997 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded bySteve Cohen
Preceded byHarold Ford, Sr.

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Harold Eugene Ford, Jr. (born May 11, 1970) is an American politician and was the last chairman of the now-defunct Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). He was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from , centered in Memphis, from 1997 to 2007. Ford did not seek re-election to his House seat in 2006 when he unsuccessfully sought the senate seat vacated by retiring Bill Frist.

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Must watch: Dem candidates raise money on air at MSNBC - Hot Air Tweet this news
Hot Air--Somehow, Hannity and Palin raising money for conservatives is qualitatively different from Ed Schultz and -Harold Ford- doing the same for liberals. ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:45:52 GMT+00:00
Harold Ford Says Obama's Lesson From Midterms If GOP Win Should Be To 'Extend ... - Think Progress Tweet this news
Think Progress--Democratic Leadership Council chairman -Harold Ford- was on MSNBC this afternoon discussing today's midterm ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:59:21 GMT+00:00
Pile your support on for Pelosi - Daily Kos Tweet this news
Daily Kos--Supposedly, we would have been better off with -Harold Ford Jr-. (yeah, that's really who ran against her eight years ago). But instead of disaster, ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:25:51 GMT+00:00
Ideas Calendar: Nov. 6-12 - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal---...- for the 2012 election with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, author and former congressman -Harold Ford Jr-. and CNN regular Paul Begala. ... - Date : Sat, 06 Nov 2010 01:40:04 GMT+00:00
From 2002: Pelosi “can lead this caucus to victory” - Washington Examiner (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Examiner (blog)--“Nancy Pelosi will be called a San Francisco Democrat by Republicans, but she will not behave like one, because, as -Harold Ford- says or Martin Frost says ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:45:59 GMT+00:00
Guests for the Sunday TV news shows - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press--___ NBC's "Meet the Press" White House energy adviser Carol Browner; House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; -Harold Ford Jr-., Democratic Leadership ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 21:32:26 GMT+00:00
Ford Jr. Takes Readers Behind the Scenes With New Book - Memphis Daily News Tweet this news
Memphis Daily News--Former Memphis Congressman -Harold Ford Jr-. has plenty to say about Memphis politics and Willie Herenton and Steve Cohen in his new autobiography, ... - Date : Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:16:06 GMT+00:00
Harold Ford, Back Again - New York Observer Tweet this news
New York Observer--"What threatens our party right now is an attitude that business is bad," -Harold Ford Jr-. told an overflow crowd in the West Village last ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:23:52 GMT+00:00
'Heel Superstar'* McMahon Should Have Been Disqualified For 'Low Blow' - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Huffington Post (blog)---...- of the war hero Cleland, and the infamous "I'll Call You" attack ads which tarred -Harold Ford Jr-. and sent Bob Corker of Tennessee to Washington. ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 21:50:26 GMT+00:00
Ford facing probation violation hearing - Petoskey News-Review Tweet this news
Petoskey News-Review--Scott -Harold Ford-, 39, of Carp Lake is scheduled to be back in 57th Circuit Court at 3:30 pm today, ... - Date : Thu, 20 May 2010 14:01:30 GMT+00:00

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9 congressional district

Succeeded by
Stephen I. Cohen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Evan Bayh
Keynote Speaker of the Democratic National Convention
Succeeded by
Barack Obama
Preceded by
Jeff Clark
Democratic Party nominee for United States Senator (class 1) from Tennessee
Succeeded by
most recent
Preceded by
Tom Vilsack
Governor of Iowa
Chairman of Democratic Leadership Council
2007 - present
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Patrick J. Kennedy
Youngest Member of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Adam Putnam

 : Results 1996 - 2004
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1996  Harold E. Ford, Jr. 116,345  61%  Rod DeBerry 70,951  37%  Silky Sullivan  Independent 957 1% *
1998  Harold E. Ford, Jr. 75,428  79%  Claude Burdikoff 18,078  19%  Gwendolyn L. Moore  Independent 932 1% *
2000  Harold E. Ford, Jr. 143,298  100%  (no candidate)   *
2002  Harold E. Ford, Jr. 120,904  84%  (no candidate)    Tony Rush  Independent 23,208 16% *
2004  Harold E. Ford, Jr. 190,648  82%  Ruben M. Fort 41,578  18% *

*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 2006, David "None of the Above" Gatchell received 3,746 votes, Emory "Bo" Heyward received 3,580 votes, H. Gary Keplinger received 3,033 votes and Chris Lugo (Green) received 2,589 votes.


U. S. Senate (Class I) elections in Tennessee: Results 2006
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
2006  Harold Ford, Jr. 879,976  48%  Bob Corker 929,911  51%  Ed Choate  Independent 10,831 1% *

Chairmen of the Democratic Leadership Council

Gephardt * Robb * Nunn * Clinton * Breaux * McCurdy * Lieberman * Bayh * Vilsack * Ford

MSNBC personalities

Daytime anchorsLynn Berry * Contessa Brewer * Tamron Hall * Chris Jansing * Thomas Roberts * Alex Witt
HostsMika Brzezinski * Savannah Guthrie * Willie Geist * Rachel Maddow * Chris Matthews * Andrea Mitchell * Lawrence O'Donnell * Keith Olbermann * JJ Ramberg * Dylan Ratigan * Joe Scarborough * Ed Schultz * Chuck Todd
Commentators, and
Substitute Hosts
Peter Alexander * Mike Barnicle * Christina Brown * Dara Brown * Richard Engel * David Gregory * John Harwood * Courtney Hazlett * Bill Karins * Dan Kloeffler * Monica Novotny * Kelly O'Donnell * Norah O'Donnell * Milissa Rehberger * Luke Russert * Nancy Snyderman * Alison Stewart * Toure * Pete Williams
Political and legal analystsDan Abrams, Chief legal analyst * Steve Adubato, Media analyst * Jonathan Alter, Political analyst * Michelle Bernard, Political analyst * Pat Buchanan, Political analyst * Susan F. Filan, Esq., Senior Legal analyst * Howard Fineman, Political analyst * Harold Ford, Jr., Political analyst * Mark Halperin, Senior Political analyst * Mike Murphy, Political analyst * Eugene Robinson, Political analyst * Jonathan Turley, Legal analyst * David Weigel, Political analyst * Richard Wolffe, Political analyst
Military analystsLt. Col. Rick Francona, (Ret.), Military analyst * Col. Jack Jacobs, (Ret.), Military analyst * Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, (Ret.), Military analyst * Gen. Montgomery Meigs, (Ret.), Military analyst * [ Clint Van Zandt] Intelligence analyst

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