January 23, 2009

It's official! Clinton's replacement in the Senate is....

Posted: 08:32 AM ET

New York Gov. David Paterson has chosen Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Clinton as U.S. Senator from New York, multiple Democratic sources told CNN Friday.

The New York Times and CNN affiliate WPIX both named Gillibrand, a 42-year-old conservative Democrat who unseated a veteran Republican in 2006, as Paterson's choice. But a Paterson spokeswoman, Erin Duggan, would not comment on the reports.

"The governor is making his announcement at noon today, and that is the only comment we are making at this time," Duggan said early Friday.

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Eric   January 23rd, 2009 12:22 pm ET

Finally somebody who's qualified wins instead of it given over just because of someones name!!

Bill   January 23rd, 2009 2:32 pm ET

And good looking too 🙂

steve from ga   January 23rd, 2009 5:50 pm ET

we would not have been happy w/Andrew Cuomo..he's fine being attorney general ...

Terry   January 23rd, 2009 6:20 pm ET

Not the most qualified as usual.

greg b.   January 23rd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

at least it wasnt, you know kennedy

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