Senator Kirsten Gillibrand?

Posted by | January 22, 2009 20:05 | Filed under: Top Stories

PIX News in New York is reporting that Congresswoman Gillibrand, who represents upstate New York, will be chosen by Governor David Paterson to replace Hillary Clinton as New York’s junior senator.  The announcement is to be made at noon Friday in Albany.

Speculation is that the governor’s thinking is that it benefits to have a senator from upstate, and that Hillary Clinton, herself, supports Gillibrand as her successor.  Carolyn Maloney, the New York City congresswoman who was also up for the job, will also be in Albany Friday.  I wonder if Gillibrand would have been chosen had Caroline Kennedy not pulled out.  Or was it that Gillibrand had already chosen and Kennedy, who has been vague about her reasons for withdrawing, did so to save face?

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