December 18th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
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Caroline Kennedy's public campaign may box in Paterson

Kennedy has been touring the state as she pushes for a Senate appointment.
Kennedy has been touring the state as she pushes for a Senate appointment.

(CNN) - Caroline Kennedy is on a public campaign for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, which may make it difficult for New York Gov. David Paterson not to send President John F. Kennedy's only living child to Washington.

While she has to win over only one voter - Paterson - Kennedy essentially began a political campaign for the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy, with a visit to upstate New York on Wednesday.

Watch a Kennedy Senate rival weigh in on her chances

And on Thursday, Kennedy meet with civil rights activist Al Sharpton, an influence in national and New York politics.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Brad - California

    Another political and financial dynasty continues. This is disgusting.

    December 18, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. jimmie brenner

    How in the world are you going to find anyone else with the integrity, honor, believability, HONESTY, no axe to grind, money nor fame as an issue, etc. What a breadth of fresh CLEAN air she would be. jb

    December 18, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. Gordon Shumway

    This would be a real travesty just to satisfy an aging ego.

    December 18, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. Willy Brown

    CAROLINE (kennedy) SCHLOSSBERG should be hounded about her lack of any political experience like the qualified Sarah Palin was by you liberal clowns!

    December 18, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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