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Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration for the Senate seat in New York being vacated by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), according to a person informed of her decision who spoke Thursday evening with several papers.
Source tells AP: Kennedy still wants Senate seat By MICHAEL GORMLEY – 40 minutes ago ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with Caroline Kennedy's decision says she has renewed her determination to win appointment to the U.S. Senate seat once held by her slain uncle, Sen. Bobby Kennedy. The source says that after her surviving uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, suffered a seizure on Inauguration Day, Caroline Kennedy had misgivings about taking on the new job. The source spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak for Kennedy. Earlier in the day, The New York Times and New York Post reported that Kennedy had ended her monthlong bid to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was confirmed as secretary of state.
here was complete confusion Wednesday night over whether or not Caroline Kennedy had dropped her bid for Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat.
However, late Wednesday night Kennedy confirmed an earlier New York Post report by releasing a statement saying she is removing herself as a candidate for the now vacant New York Senate seat.
"I informed Gov. Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate," Kennedy said in a statement obtained by CBS 2 HD.
Originally posted by Leo Strauss
I am a Caroline Kennedy supporter and think she would make a terrific Senator!
KENNEDY NEVER HAD A CHANCE: SOURCE TAX, NANNY, MARRIAGE WERE ALL ISSUES