She lives in Manhattan. The last time I looked, that was part of NY.
Klein, who recruited Caroline Kennedy to form the New York City Education Department’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, credited her with creating a philanthropic framework that has raised more than $400 million, including $51 million from the foundation headed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates.
“I think she’d be terrific,” Klein said last week. “She’d add great luster to the position and have a lot of talented people to draw on.”
She also attracted praise, if not endorsements, from Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the past two weeks.
Obama, who won her support last January and named her to a three-person team that helped select U.S. Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate, described Kennedy on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Dec. 7 as a “one of my dearest friends” and “a wonderful American, a wonderful person.”
A week ago, Bloomberg called her a “hard-working, honest” woman who “understands the issues” and “can do anything.” The mayor is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.
A Dec. 10 Marist College poll reported that Caroline Kennedy and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is divorced from Kerry Kennedy, each received 25 percent support as the favorite for the Senate among the state’s registered voters. Kennedy got 31 percent among Democrats to Cuomo’s 21 percent. The poll had a 4.5 percentage point margin of error.
Caroline Kennedy lives in Manhattan with her husband, museum designer Edwin Schlossberg, and their three children, ages 20, 18 and 15.