January 22, 2009
Posted: 08:22 AM ET
Caroline Kennedy has given up her bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.
In a one-line statement citing personal reasons, the widely considered front-runner said Thursday she told New York Gov. David Paterson a day earlier that she was no longer interested in the job.
"I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate."
The statement, provided by Kennedy's press person Stefan Friedman, was issued after hours of divergent reports Wednesday evening.
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