If Maloney Doesn’t Run, Ahmadinejad Wins

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A new poll shows Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand neck and neck, but Democratic elites are concerned that her primary run against Kirsten Gillibrand will harm the party. “People around the world watched and were inspired as people in Iran risked their lives to vote,” Maloney responds. “New Yorkers deserve the same. They deserve the right to vote, the right to make their own decision.” The sentiment is nice, but we're not sure the situation on the Upper East Side is quite as dire as in Tehran. [NYT]