Caroline Kennedy has taken her campaign to succeed Hillary Clinton in the Senate to Upstate New York in her version of Hillary’s “Listening Tour.” She gladhanded through Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo as she pressed her case for the Senate slot. She hopes to impress Governor David Paterson, whose job it is to replace Hillary, that she is popular deep into New York’s up country reaches and is not too grand to go on the stump. The New York Post also reports that while New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg will not publicly endorse her, he's boosting her behind the scenes. His top political lieutenant, Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey, worked contacts hard on her behalf. He connected her to political consultant and longtime Bloomberg adviser Josh Isay, according to a Post source. In her upstate visits, she touted her credentials for the Senate job. "I've written books on the Constitution and the importance of individual participation. And I've raised my family,” she said. “I think I really could help bring change to Washington." Today she sits down with the Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's in Harlem.
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