According to the NY Times, former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy is going after Hillary Clinton's Senate seat for reals: "Ms. Kennedy will ask that Gov. David A. Paterson consider her for the appointment." This comes after Kennedy simply discussed the possibility with Paterson earlier this month. Kennedy has been stepping up her campaign, what with calls to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (who is "cool" to the idea). However, some NY State Democrats aren't sure about Kennedy, citing her lack of experience in public office; on the other hand, some think her connection to President-elect Obama could be helpful to the state.