Report: Caroline Kennedy withdraws from Senate consideration

Considered the top candidate for Hillary Clinton's now-empty seat, Kennedy reportedly dropped out because of concern for her uncle's health.


Alex Koppelman
January 22, 2009 5:30AM (UTC)

On the same day Hillary Clinton officially resigned her Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy reportedly dropped out of consideration to replace her. The New York Times says Kennedy -- considered the top candidate for the job -- called New York Gov. David Paterson, and told him she was withdrawing because of the poor health of her uncle, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Paterson will announce Clinton's replacement Saturday.

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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