Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand Chosen for US Senate

Emily Douglas

New York Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand will be announced as Sen. Hillary Clinton's replacement at noon today, CNN reports.

New York Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand will be announced as Sen. Hillary Clinton’s replacement at noon today, CNN reports.

"Among the considerations Paterson used in selecting Gillibrand were
that she is a woman and she is from upstate New York, sources said.
Both those factors could help Paterson when he runs for election as
governor next year," writes CNN.

Gillibrand is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of conservative Democrats, and she represents a traditionally Republican district.  She is a strong proponent of gun rights.  However, she has a 100% rating from both the ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice New York.

"Like her predecessor Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Gillibrand has
shown herself to be an ally and advocate for New York and for women
across the country, co-sponsoring legislation to ensure access to and
funding for contraception," stated Kelli Conlin, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York.

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