Sources have told the New York Daily News that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo met with Gov. David Paterson to discuss filling Hillary Rodham Clinton’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
Clinton, who’s been chosen to be the next secretary of state, hasn’t resigned from the Senate yet, so Paterson won’t have to appoint her successor until then. Caroline Kennedy is still a main contender for the appointment.
It seems that Cuomo doesn’t want it widely known that he’s interested in the Senate seat because he doesn’t want to appear that he’s campaigning for it. Nobody should have to campaign for a Senate seat, I suppose.
It’s one thing to campaign for the Senate in an election and lose: It means you couldn’t persuade the majority of the electorate to vote for you.
It’s a whole ‘nother thing to campaign for a Senate appointment and lose: It means you couldn’t persuade one guy to vote for you.