(01-28-2011 02:04 AM)TheWraith Wrote: Dimwitted Fool, I take it that you're referring to Kirsten Gillibrand? She's not up for reelection in 2016--she has to run again in 2012. Her 2010 election was only to confirm her for the last two years of the term; the 2012 election will give her a full term expiring in 2018.
Gaack! How embarassing.
You're right-- I completely forgot this last election was just to fill out Hillary's term.
(But I still think it's bad form, no matter how common and perhaps necessary, to send out the begging cup so early.)