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Madame Governor?

Hillary may take Spitzer's old job if race remains close, insiders say
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2008 4:12 PM CDT
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left, smiles as she stands with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer at a news conference on children's health care in New York, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.    (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton could soon be chief executive… of New York. With Clinton’s presidential chances looking slim, party insiders are floating the idea of a gubernatorial run, Newsweek reports. And David Paterson may not stay governor for long in Clinton’s state; Eliot Spitzer’s scandal-plagued successor may even need to resign soon and spark a November election.

Hillary’s opponent, ironically, could be Rudy Giuliani, who is reportedly mulling a run for governor. Clinton is apparently open to the idea, while Bill Clinton rejects it out of hand. One campaign aide summed up the nay side: “Hillary believes, and so do I, that she'll be president this year,” he said. “It may be an alternative universe, but it's the one they (the Clintons) live in.” (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)