Of all the potential candidates to fill Hillary Clinton's seat in the Senate, Maloney has been the most conspicuous in her efforts to convince David Paterson to pick her for the job. She has talked about how much "clout" she has, she touted endorsements from women's groups for the job and then she hired Bill Lynch Associates, a consulting firm that may or may not be in the governor's good graces, to help land the job, and even put out a statement in which she said she had retained the firm "in her efforts to be considered by Gov. David Paterson as the replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton."
But when she returned a call today to talk about her pursuit of the seat, she seemed somewhat less inclined to talk openly about her efforts.
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