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Kennedy drops bid for Hillary’s Senate seat

Caroline Kennedy announced early on Thursday that she was withdrawing from consideration for the vacant Senate seat...

Caroline Kennedy announced early on Thursday that she was withdrawing from consideration for the vacant Senate seat in New York,startling the state’s political world after weeks in which she was considered a top contender for the post.

Kennedy on Wednesday called Gov David A Paterson,who will choose a successor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton,to inform him that she was no longer interested.

“I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate,” Kennedy said in a statement released by her public relations firm.

Kennedy did not elaborate,but a person who spoke to her suggested that her concerns about the health of her uncle,Senator Edward M Kennedy,who suffers from brain cancer and was hospitalised after a seizure on Tuesday,contributed to her decision.