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.