Rep. Carolyn Maloney launched her own upstate tour Saturday - with a few more public stops than her more talked about rival for Sen. Hillary Clinton's seat.
Maloney, a Manhattan Democrat, arrived in Buffalo Saturday morning for the start of a three-day tour that will also include Syracuse and Rochester.
These are the same cities Senate contender Caroline Kennedy visited last month. Unlike Kennedy, who was criticized for meeting only with city mayors and a handful of other officials, Maloney's schedule included public forums.
Kennedy has captured the most attention of the contenders for Clinton's seat.
Maloney, however, is also known to be aggressively seeking the seat and has hired Bill Lynch Associates, a political consulting group, to help promote her cause.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney makes upstate bid for Hillary's Senate seat