In a shocking revelation Thursday afternoon a source close to Governor David Paterson told the NY Post Kennedy, who announced her bid for senate two months ago, was never a top pick because she was "mired" in an issue over taxes, her nanny and possibly her marriage.
Kennedy's rocky marriage to Edward Schlossberg may have also played a major role into her sudden decision, sources said. Reports indicate Schlossberg expressed deep concern over his wife moving to Washington.
"He basically said it would destroy the marriage if she moved to D.C.," one source who spoke to Kennedy and Schlossberg said.
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Despite the reports, Caroline Kennedy's camp insists she pulled out of the campaign because of a "pressing personal matter" that has nothing to do with the ailing health of her uncle Senator Ted Kennedy.
Sen. Kennedy was rushed to a Washington hospital Tuesday after collapsing at a post inauguration luncheon.
Kennedy confirmed in a statement released after midnight that she would be dropping out of the race.
"I informed Gov. Paterson today that, for personal reasons, I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate," she said.
Gov. Paterson is expected to make an official announcement on his decision Friday. Sources exclusively tell PIX News that the governor has chosen upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Clinton.