WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton has no interest in replacing his wife in the U.S. Senate, with his spokesman saying any speculation that he would be interested is "completely false."
As Hillary Clinton prepares to make the move from Capitol Hill to the incoming administration following her nomination yesterday as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State, the race is on to replace her in the Senate.
Monday Hillary Clinton said that "leaving the Senate is very difficult for me."
The task of choosing a successor to Clinton will be just as tough. That job falls to David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor. Whomever he picks would serve for two years, before a special election would be held in November 2010 to decide who fills out the last two years of Clinton's term.