David Paterson Spent the Blackout With Kirsten Gillibrand

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Well, not really. But he spent some of it waiting for her in his car. That's how he began his press conference announcing his appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand as junior senator from New York. Claiming that his choice was not made based on gender or geography, he called Gillibrand "dynamic," "perceptive," "outspoken," and the "best candidate" for the job. Gillibrand, who campaigned for Hillary, said she had been "personally inspired" by the secretary of State, and could only hope to one day fill her shoes.