The New York Times reports that NY Governor Paterson has been interviewing candidates for the appointment to Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat, should she vacate it.
Two candidates, NY Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell and president of the United Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, are openly gay. O’Donnell was recently interviewed by Paterson, and is the focus of the NYT article. Weingarten threw her hat in the ring a few weeks ago. If either is appointed, they would be the first openly gay person to serve in the U.S. Senate.