Paterson Says He Hasn’t Spoken Again with Kennedy

ALBANY—David Paterson said he hasn’t spoken again with Caroline Kennedy, who reportedly expressed official interest in being appointed to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

“I’ve had a number of conversations with a number of people who are interested,” Paterson told reporters after the Electoral College met. “I have not spoken to her since the initial conversation. There are obviously people are interested, and many of them would like to come in and present their case, and if they ask for that time I’ll grant it to them.”

When asked to talk about whether Kennedy’s family legacy would affect his decision, the governor said he wouldn’t “tip [his] hand.”

Paterson Says He Hasn’t Spoken Again with Kennedy