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If Hillary Clinton becomes secretary of state, who should take her place in the U.S. Senate?

Gov. David Paterson 5% 49 votes
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 25% 240 votes
U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand 25% 243 votes
Former President Bill Clinton 22% 209 votes
Other (use comment box on results page to specify) 11% 108 votes
Not sure 9% 87 votes
Total Votes: 936

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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November 23, 2008
6:30 a.m.

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mjbcohoes ( mjbcohoes ) says...

We don't need another Schumer type. Oh! I found a problem let's throw some money at it.

November 23, 2008
2:06 p.m.

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ednatee ( ednatee ) says...

who is kidding whom???? with the huge deficits all governments have on very level, who can believe in
an economic recovery????

November 23, 2008
2:17 p.m.

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sgtwarbucks ( sgtwarbucks ) says...

How about letting the voters decide?! It is stupid for the Gov. to appoint. Why don't we just let the current president appoint the next president?

November 24, 2008
2:58 p.m.

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countyresident ( countyresident ) says...

Oh I definitely think Billy Boy should get this seat ... wouldn't it be perfect? Can he even legally run?

November 24, 2008
5:42 p.m.

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timbok ( timbok ) says...

I believe we should not another "Schumer liberal type", we need a Conservative Republican, and an special election on this subject.

November 25, 2008
7:23 a.m.

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mjb ( mjb ) says...

We certainly don't need another Schumer or Clinton, but a Conservative out of New York would only be doing the same thing (think how novel a conservative elected to replace a Clinton, from New York, would be on Capitol Hill -- this person would be an instant careerist rather than a representative).

I'd totally agree with a special election -- and the (even more improbable) addition of instant run-off voting to the process. But we're all going to get screwed as the process stands.

November 25, 2008
3:34 p.m.

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joebdox ( joebdox ) says...

RFK, Jr.

November 26, 2008
5:16 p.m.

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shootbooks ( shootbooks ) says...

What has Hillary ever done to make things "better" for the state of New York??? I'm glad she's leaving, she never was a "real New Yorker" anyhow.... she came HERE for ONE reason (and everyone knows it) .... her political asperations in a "easy win democratic state"....running for the senate seat in the state of New York was a "shoe in". Hope she does a better job as Sec. of State. Now the 'rest' of the U.S. can suffer along with her as we have.....MP (Clifton Park)

November 27, 2008
2:40 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

Either Bullwinkle the Moose or Rocky the Squirrel should take her place. At least they know about rural areas.

November 27, 2008
11:25 p.m.

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NYS1138 ( NYS1138 ) says...

Regardless of party affiliation they need to be fiscally conservative and start eliminating more of the non-essential spending that is in the budget. From what I've been hearing about Paterson that is what he is looking to do.

None of the other listed candidates fits the bill.

November 28, 2008
6:36 p.m.

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OBAMABOY ( OBAMABOY ) says...

WE NEED A SHUMER! I THINK CONGRESSWOMAN GULLIBRAND. Democrats have done a good job in the senate but Bush Vetos every thing that can help us. But I still belive we should vote for who takes over.

 

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