McCarthy Won't Challenge Gillibrand for Senate Seat

Long Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy said she has decided not to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in next year's Senate race.
McCarthy, who's 65, decided for personal reasons not to run, a spokesperson said.
Earlier this year, McCarthy criticized Gov. David Paterson's appointment of Gillibrand to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was named Secretary of State.

McCarthy was elected to the House in 1996 after her husband was killed in shooting rampage on a Long Island Rail Road train. She disapproves of Gillibrand's stands on gun control.
Manhattan congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is still reported to be considering a challenge to Gillibrand. A spokesman had no comment Friday on her intentions.

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