Congresswoman Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyOvernight Finance: House sends Dodd-Frank rollbacks to Trump | What's in the bill | Trump says there is 'no deal' to help ZTE | Panel approves bill to toughen foreign investment reviews House oversight GOP refuses to force DOJ official to answer census questions House votes to repeal auto-loan guidance, setting new precedent MORE has hired a statewide finance director as she continues to weigh challenging newly appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary next year.

Lewis Cohen, a former reporter, started working for Maloney on April 1, writes Azi Paybarah. Cohen has already set up a few fundraisers for Maloney but insisted to Paybarah that Maloney is not officially running for the Senate.

Maloney as well as Democratic Reps. Carolyn McCarthy and Steve Israel are all said to be considering a run against Gillibrand in the primary.