Suffolk County Legislator John Cooper Weighs Run Against Gillibrand

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Democrat John Cooper, a legislator in Suffolk County, is seeking a public-relations consultant to help him determine whether a run against Kirsten Gillibrand would have a chance of success. Cooper raised nearly $1 million statewide for Obama last year, and would be entering a very crowded primary field if he does choose to run. If he won, he'd be the first openly gay senator in U.S. history. [Newsday]