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Hillary Clears Way for Caroline

Hillary Clinton is telling her supporters not to hamper Caroline Kennedy’s efforts to lock down her vacated Senate seat. "The supporters who said anything critical were rebuked," a source tells the Daily News. According to another source, Clinton is so focused on the State Department that she won’t “engage friends like teachers union President Randi Weingarten who are Kennedy's rivals for the seat.” Clinton supporters had been irked that Kennedy could wind up replacing the woman she helped to defeat in this year’s Democratic primaries. Today, Kennedy begins her own version of the “listening tour” upstate to secure support with local officials.

December 17, 2008 1:31 AM