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I’ve heard this suggestion mentioned on a couple of talk shows and from this online report by Andrea Mitchell:
New York State Democratic Party sources tell NBC News that Caroline Kennedy has expressed interest in the New York Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.
She is known to have discussed the upcoming vacancy with New York Gov. David Paterson, who will be appointing the next senator to serve the remaining two years in Clinton’s term once she becomes Secretary of State.
I have long admired Caroline Kennedy. She is clearly an intelligent, educated, well-read woman whose life has been immersed in the political world. Though she has shyly remained away from the public spotlight for most of her life, she played an active and highly visible role in the Obama campaign.
It may be time for us to hear from another Kennedy voice, a young female voice. I am thrilled at this prospect.
It’s not the filibuster-proof 60, but it’s awfully close.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democrat Jeff Merkley has ousted Republican Sen. Gordon Smith, a victory once considered unlikely against an incumbent who had highlighted his efforts to work across the aisle in hopes of surviving a wave of anti-GOP sentiment.
Smith’s loss — the first for an incumbent Oregon senator in 40 years — means Democrats are poised to have at least 57 votes in the Senate next year. He had been the last GOP senator standing in the three Pacific Coast states south of Alaska.
Smith is also known to Utahns as a member of the LDS Church.