WASHINGTON — If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the next senator from New York could be her husband, Bill Clinton.
Supporters are touting that scenario in the event the seat currently held by Mrs. Clinton opens up as she moves to higher office. New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, would be tasked with appointing someone to fill the open Senate seat for the remaining two years of Clinton's term.
The Washington Examiner reports that the Clintons' allies think that would be an excellent plan even if unlikely.
"As a senator, he’d be a knockout,” Harold Ickes, an adviser for Sen. Clinton and a White House aide to the former president, told the newspaper. “He knows issues, he loves public policy and he’s a good politician.”
Monday, February 19, 2007
Speculation has already started, on Fox News.