Nadler for Senate?

It seems Rep. Jerrold Nadler is making some noises about the open New York Senate seat:

REP. JERROLD NADLER: Well, I think all the candidates think they’re the most qualified. I think my record in Congress is a very progressive and forward-looking record. I think I’ve shown very good judgment. I was one of the few downstate people who voted against the war, against the PATRIOT Act. I’ve taken a leadership role on civil liberties, on economic development. And I led the battle against the — I led the battle for eight years against the Bankruptcy, so-called, Reform Act of 2005, which we now recognize as probably responsible for maybe a third of the foreclosures that are going on in this country.


There’s interest, mostly for good reasons, in appointing a woman, or a Hispanic, or someone from upstate and Nadler is none of those things. But Nadler is a rock-solid progressive leader. I grew up in his district, and was always proud to have him as a representative.