NRA endorsed conservative Democrat picked to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate

New York “Gov. David A. Paterson has selected Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old congresswoman from upstate who is known for bold political moves and centrist policy positions, to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a person who spoke to the governor early Friday,” according to the New York Times.

Gillibrand is a conservative Democrat who has been endorsed by the NRA.

“Within the high school gossip circle that is New York’s congressional delegation, Kirsten Gillibrand’s nickname is “Tracy Flick” — a not-so-flattering reference to the over-eager, blonde, bubbly and viciously competitive Reese Witherspoon character from “Election,” according to

“Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued a statement Friday suggesting her selection “has angered the left-wing and created a real schism in the Democrat Party,” according to

How ironic.  The Democrats wanted Caroline Kennedy.  Instead they got a conservative who is for gun rights.  I cannot imagine this is going to go over well with the Democrats in New York.

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