Kennedy Adopts a Maloney Strategy for the Clinton Seat

Representative Carolyn Maloney had seemed to distinguish herself up to this point by the brazenness of her maneuvering for the Clinton seat. She openly touted her credentials as a potential senator, and, most notably, went to the trouble of hiring a consulting firm as part of her campaign to convince Governor David Paterson to appoint her.

But now it looks like she was merely ahead of the curve.

Nick Confessore just reported that Caroline Kennedy will openly seek the Clinton seat, and that she too has hired political professionals to help her effort.

A knowledgeable source I spoke to confirmed that she will campaign for the seat and that she has hired Josh Isay’s consulting firm, Knickerbocker SKD, to help.