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US Senate Seat Vacancy
« on: December 05, 2008, 11:54:46 AM »
With Hillary Clinton vacating the seat next year when she becomes Secretary of State, Governor David Paterson will be making an appointment to fill the vacancy, who will have to run in 2010 and 2012 (one to hold the rest of the term and then for a full six year term).  Are people following the possible candidates?  Who do folks want to see appointed?  Who do you think will be appointed?

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 02:36:15 PM »
Oh McD, please share any updates when you get the inside scoop. Do they have to nominate a Dem?
I was wondering the same thing, that if there were a primary battle in 2010 who/m you would prefer?


Some reports speculate that it would be Maloney or Cuomo. If not them, it would be a bit of a surprise.
Either seems fine, but then we might need a good replacement for AG.
I would rather see a good AG than 1 of a 100 Senators.


Gillibrand does not seem very experienced. And I wonder what kind of agenda she would stick to.

Hillary is still Senator for many weeks, yes?


I could share my dream wish, which you might guess. But political dreams almost never come true.

OT - would you know of any Obama events coming up in Dec?
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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 02:51:32 PM »
Maloney is wonderful, but I doubt they pick a NYC person.  If they do, she and Nydia Velazquez are great choices, though I'd prefer Carolyn.

I suspect if it is someone from the city it's Andrew Cuomo, but I haven't heard if he wants it. 

I think the Governor taps someone from upstate, and probably a woman, so that would make Representative Kirsten Gillibrand a strong contender (I hear Schumer may be pushing her).  I personally would like to see Leecia Eve, she was running for Lt. Governor before Spitzer tapped Paterson, and worked for Hillary.  She's from upstate too - Buffalo!

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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 05:27:57 PM »
I'm gonna put my quarter on Thomas R. Suozzi, Nassau County Executive.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 05:59:17 PM »

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/12/ny_senate_another_kennedy_in_t.html

another set of odds on the race
whoa, Maloney as 45-1 ??

didnt realize the candidate would run in 2010 and 2012
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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 02:55:10 PM »
Maloney would be a good choice and could raise the money for the two races, but I still think a NYC rep is less likely to be chosen - if she was from upstate or LI she'd have a better chance, but the UES is her fundraising base.

I'm sad that Leecia Eve isn't even given any odds on that list!

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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 01:10:49 AM »
Yes, it will difficult to find someone  who waves, smiles  and  is said to be 'effective', yet, no one can point to much they have actually done?  :-P  Still, They should appoint a Republican, you know, in the spirit of  incoming President Obama's  'reaching across the aisle.' :-)

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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 05:29:38 PM »

just for silliness -

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1208/Paterson_at_the_Gridiron.html


And for the donor of $500K, you have just won ...

 a Senator seat   :-o
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 03:38:24 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/15/kennedy.senate/index.html

Nothing like getting a Senate seat without being elected, without any political experience, with nothing but your family name to carry you.

When will this madness end?

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 03:49:03 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/15/kennedy.senate/index.html

Nothing like getting a Senate seat without being elected, without any political experience, with nothing but your family name to carry you.

When will this madness end?
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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 10:53:31 AM »
Look on the bright side: if she becomes Senator we can re-name the Hellgate Bridge after her in 40 years.

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008, 12:03:57 PM »
I wish there could at least be a special election.  I'm sure that whoever won would not be my choice, but at least the people would have a say, rather than someone becoming senator by acclamation.

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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008, 12:13:31 PM »
Odenhal will wrestle all candidates for the open senate seat for the great state of N.Y. :wink:
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Re: US Senate Seat Vacancy
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2008, 12:30:02 PM »
I'd like to see it go to someone who's put their time and worked for NY State or for their area as a local
representative and paid their dues. Why should Caroline Kennedy go to the head of the line simply by
virtue of her last name? I want someone - preferably a Democrat, but I'd take a moderate Republican too - who
knows this state, its people and its issues intimately and would really represent us. Does CK even live here
full time?

I know Hillary wasn't a native, but she worked hard, learned her stuff and did well. I'm not saying CK can't,
but I just think there's a lot of talent in this state and that it should be considered.


 

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