[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/12/18/caroline.kennedy.senate/art.kennedy.syracuse.wsyr.jpg caption="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.
And on Thursday, Kennedy meet with civil rights activist Al Sharpton, an influence in national and New York politics.