Caroline is out!

Breaking News at 6:59 PM ET the New York Times has reported Caroline Kennedy is planning to withdraw her name from consideration to replace Hilary Clinton’s New York Senate seat. Kennedy called NY Governor Paterson today. Caroline Kennedy has stated her concern for her uncle Ted Kennedy’s health prompted her to not continue pursuing the senate seat. After her uncle Ted Kennedy’s seizure yesterday, Caroline said she will be focusing on him leaving her little time for public office.

NY Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand from the Albany area are said to still be in the running.

More on this story as it develops

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