Paterson: Kennedy Can Make Her Case Like Everyone Else

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The New York Gov. sidesteps questions about the dynastic nature of Caroline Kennedy’s Senate bid, says he’s spoken with several people who want the job.

Says Kennedy called him Monday, adding: “It’s not a campaign. She’d like at some point to sit down.”

But: TIME’s Tumulty reports that “one source close to the Kennedy family says Caroline believes Paterson is ‘on board with the idea.'”

Comes after NY Times reports Kennedy wants to be considered for the position.

Plus: Politico: Rev. Sharpton releases a statement touting Kennedy’s credentials after she calls him to express her intentions. Also calls Schumer.

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