Friday, January 23, 2009

Paterson picks Gillibrand as next NY senator

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat...

Paterson's appointment lasts until 2010, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Clinton's term...

Others in the field, led by more senior politicians, including U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, criticized Gillibrand as recently as Thursday evening, saying her support of more conservative issues such as gun ownership rights was out of step with most New York Democrats.

Good choice - a Democrat out of step to the right of NY Democrats (Leaves)

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