Former Spitzer aide Sean Patrick Maloney forms a campaign committee to run for the Hinchey seat

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Sean Patrick Maloney gives a speech. (robotpolisher, via flickr)
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Sean Patrick Maloney has formed a campaign committee to run for the House seat being vacated by retiring congressman Maurice Hinchey, according to a new filing on the FEC website.

Maloney, a former aide to governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, finished third in the Democratic primary for attorney general in 2006. Previously, he served as a senior adviser to Bill Clinton. He is currently a partner at Orrick, according to the firm's website.

Capital Tonight had previously reported Maloney's interest in the seat, and also noted that he is a New York City resident, but owns property in Sullivan County, which is part of the 22nd congressional district. The filing lists a campaign address in Jeffersonville, N.Y.

Last week, attorney Leslie Danks Burke became the second Democrat to register a campaign committee in the district, which is likely to be substantially redrawn in this year's new congressional maps. Julian Schreibman, a former federal prosecutor and chair of the Ulster County Democratic Committee, declared last month.

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Maloney's filing lists a campaign website, www.seanmaloney.com, but the site does not appear to have gone live yet.

CORRECTION: This article originally stated that Danks Burke was the first Democrat to declare for the seat; in fact, it was Schreibman.