Kennedy, NY Guv Huddle On Senate Post

Meeting critical after Caroline's 'uneven public audition'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 11, 2009 7:38 AM CST
Then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton receives the Arts Advocacy Award from Caroline Kennedy in 1999.   (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
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(Newser) – Caroline Kennedy met formally with New York’s governor yesterday for the first time to discuss her quest for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, the New York Times reports. Some 10 people have set their sights on the seat. Several have or will speak with Gov. David Paterson, but Kennedy’s meeting may be particularly important after an “uneven public audition,” the Times notes.

Other candidates include members of congress, a state assemblyman, Nassau County’s executive, and perhaps state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who hasn’t yet publicly revealed his intentions. Kennedy and Paterson met yesterday at the governor's office in Manhattan, where Kennedy lives.