Congresswoman Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyHouse Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Brady PAC endorses Biden, plans to spend million in 2020 Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter dismantle Russian interference campaign targeting African Americans | YouTube to allow ads on coronavirus videos | Trump signs law banning federal funds for Huawei equipment 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.