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Thursday, January 22, 2009
WPIX reports its 'Senator' Kirsten
PIX11 News has learned Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the choice of Governor David Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Two Congressional sources tell PIX News that the Governor will make his announcement in Albany at noon tomorrow. He has invited members of the state's Democratic Congressional delegation to join him.
The sources told reporter Marvin Scott that the Governor has called members of the delegation for their views after Caroline Kennedy withdrew herself from consideration. One of the contenders, longterm Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney canceled a scheduled appearance on "PIX News Closeup" Friday because of a "conflict," which she did not disclose. She too will be in Albany. According to the sources, Gillibrand, now in her second congressional term, was favored by both Senator Churck Schumer and Secretary of State Clinton. Paterson has been under pressure to select a woman.
IT WAS FACINATING TO WATCH MSNBC'S HARDBALL HOST CHRIS MATTHEWS STUFF A QUICK CORK IN THE MOUTH OF LIZ BENJAMIN WHEN LADY LIZ STARTED REPORTING THE BLOG CHATTER ABOUT CAROLINE'S 'AFFAIR' AS HER POSSIBLE REASON FOR WITHDRAWING. THE BLOG GAWKER HAS 'PINCH' SULZBERG OF THE NEW YORK TIMES AS HER EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIREE. CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT THAT STUFF? THANKS FOR TRYING LIZ.