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Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Senate Bid

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Associated Press: Caroline Kennedy withdrew from consideration for the U.S. Senate seat once held by her slain uncle, Bobby Kennedy, after a night of turmoil and uncertainty over her intentions.

"I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate," she said in a one-sentence statement released after midnight. Her spokesman, Stefan Friedman, wouldn't comment further.

Her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, suffered a seizure on Inauguration Day.

Spokesmen for Caroline Kennedy and for Gov. David Paterson, who will make the appointment to fill the seat, wouldn't comment.

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