New York Governor David Patterson will reveal his choice to take Hilary Clinton's place as Senator. Caroline Kennedy announced that she was withdrawing her name from consideration on Thursday, which leaves New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Depocratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand as the top two candidates in the running.
Kennedy did not elaborate on her decision to withdraw from the race. The 51-year-old daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy said in a statement that she had made the decision for "personal reasons." She did say that the decision had been "hers alone."
Cuomo, age 51, is the son of Mario Cuomo, the former Governor of New York. He held the position of Secretary of Housing and Development in the Clinton administration. Gillibrand is a congresswoman from upstate New York currently in her second term of office.