Sean Patrick Maloney, a gay former aide of New York governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson told supporters on Wednesday morning that he plans to launch a bid for Congress.
Maloney is expected to run against Tea Party favorite Nan Hayworth, in a new district that includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties. An official announcement kicking off Maloney's campaign is soon to come.
Maloney, a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton, made a bid for attorney general in 2006, finishing third in the Democratic primary. He currently practices law for Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe. Maloney and his partner Randy Florke have three children.
CORRECTION: an earlier version of this story identified the seat that Maloney may be in contention for was the one that was vacated by Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who represents parts of lower New York state including Binghamton and Poughkeepsie. Due to redistricting, the area has been overhauled to create a new Congressional district.