Hillary Fans Want Gillibrand for President

If Clinton doesn’t run for president, her fans will back Gillibrand.

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Convinced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton really doesn’t plan to run for the White House, her fans are turning to a new party star as their pick to be the first female president: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a fellow New Yorker. They tell our Suzi Parker that she is building ties to women’s groups and that coming from the Empire State is a big electoral boost. Plus, she has a moderate touch, seen this week through her friendship with and support for Tucson shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She also has a view of politics that’s in style, telling a women’s blogging group in August: “We need you. You don’t have to be afraid [of politics] just because it is a blood sport.”

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