Kennedy Will Pursue Senate Seat

President's daughter, aiming to replace Clinton, has never held elective office
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2008 1:55 PM CST
Caroline Kennedy waves as she introduces her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 25, 2008.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – After weeks of mulling it over, Caroline Kennedy has decided to ask New York Gov. David Paterson to consider her for the US Senate seat Hillary Clinton is about to vacate, the New York Times reports. Kennedy, 51, an author and philanthropist, has never held elective office but has been encouraged by family members to seek the seat, which won't be available unless and until Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state.