Carolyn McCarthy Will Not Run Against Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010

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Gillibrand: another reason to smile. Photo: Getty Images

Even as Caroline Maloney steels her will for a primary run against unelected incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand, fellow congresswoman from New York Carolyn McCarthy said today that she won't throw her hat in. McCarthy was one of the first to vow to topple Gillibrand after Governor Paterson appointed her to replace Hillary Clinton when the latter became secretary of State. "I'm not running," she told Congressional Quarterly. [CQPolitics]