WPIX, Others Say Gillibrand Will Go to Senate
Update: Well, no denials so far, and lots of other outlets carry the story. Daily Gotham's Liza Sabater isn't happy. "Carolyn Kennedy's bid was nepotistically stupid while the 'informal' opposition to Congresswoman's Nydia Velazquez' appointment is thisclose to racist," she says. "Then you have Congresswomen McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Nita Lowey as good choices but ageism always wins out. If Cuomo weren't such a douche, he probably would have been appointed a long time ago."
Update 2: Pam's House Blend notes Gillibrand's conservative bona fides, as does RedState's Dan McLaughlin, though he expects her to "drift leftward in the Senate." Gillibrand has indeed been known to tack left, so maybe liberals' best hope is that, once she no longer represents only the 20th District, the lay of the land continues to push her in that direction.