Trump Fixer Cohen Plans To Challenge Nadler In 2026

FILE - In a Wednesday, May 30, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen arrives to court in New York. President Donald Trump was recorded by Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer, discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, and at one point can be heard saying "pay with cash." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen revealed his plans to challenge Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in the Democratic primary.

In a long-form interview with New York Magazine, Cohen detailed his journey from being former President Donald Trump’s fixer to one of his biggest rivals. Completing his turn, he announced his plans to run against the incumbent Nadler to become the Democratic representative of New York‘s 12th Congressional District seat.

“We thank him for his service, but it’s enough already,” Cohen said of Nadler.

The New York Democrat has held the position for over three decades.

Cohen plans to announce his campaign on Nov. 6, the day after the general election, meaning he would start his campaign two years before the next election.

He added that he would have run for office this year but suffered a mental breakdown as a result of his role in Trump’s hush money trial.

Nadler was dismissive of Cohen in a statement to Politico.

“What a great country America is,” he said. “Anyone can run for Congress — even con men.”

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