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An interesting read from capitalnewyork.com recalls the appointment of Kristen E. Gillibrand to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s U.S. Senate vacancy in 2009 by former Gov. David A. Paterson.

It examines the failed attempt by Caroline Kennedy, now the U.S. ambassador to Japan, to win the appointment. And it mentions consideration Paterson gave to Rep. Brian Higgins and Mayor Byron W. Brown.

Here is the link:

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/04/8543931/patersons-pick-ages