Gillibrand Backlash Begins

Even before David Paterson officially names Kirsten Gillibrand as his pick to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, the backlash from within the ranks of the more-senior House delegation has begun.

"She has a reputation for being very difficult to work as a member and at the staff level," one congressional staffer said, voicing a sentiment that was widely expressed by other candidates in the New York delegation leading up to Paterson's decision.

Earlier, Representative Carolyn McCarthy said she would run a primary against Gillibrand in 2010, motivated by Gillibrand's pro-gun philosophy.

More to come, we can be sure. Gillibrand Backlash Begins