From the NY Times:
When it comes to New York’s suddenly vacant Ninth Congressional seat, Elizabeth Holtzman is not exactly playing it coy.
She wants the job.
“I could hit the ground running,” she said of the post, now up for grabs since Representative Anthony D. Weiner resigned. “I know I could fight effectively for the people of this district. I was in Congress.”
Ms. Holtzman, the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, represented Brooklyn in the House from 1973 to 1981, later becoming the district attorney in Brooklyn and comptroller for New York City.
In a telephone interview the other day, Ms. Holtzman said she had already expressed her interest in the job to Representative Joseph Crowley, the head of the Democratic Party in Queens, who will play an influential role in selecting the party’s nominee. A special election is scheduled for Sept. 13, and there will be no primaries — instead, party leaders will select the candidates, and at this point there is no indication whom they have in mind.