Caroline Kennedy has taken her name off the list for consideration for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, citing personal reasons. That leaves 15 others vying for the seat, including Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, upstate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Of course, there is one other high profile name:
For the first time on Tuesday, shortly after Obama was inaugurated, Paterson acknowledged publicly that he is considering state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for the slot.
Cuomo has not publicly said whether he's interested in the job, but has not tamped down speculation that he's making a play for it.