From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is recommending Caroline Kennedy for the seat to-be vacated by Hillary Clinton in New York once she is named Secretary of State, First Read has learned.
The Nevada senator called New York Gov. David Paterson last week to voice support for Kennedy to replace Clinton.
And here's what Reid told Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston:
REID: "She's 52 years old. I've spoken to her. She was part of a vetting process for vice presidential choices for Obama. She's lived in government and politics her whole life. I think it would be a tremendous thing. ... We have a lot of stars from New York. Bobby Kennedy. Hillary Clinton. I think Caroline Kennedy would be perfect."
RALSTON: "So, are you going to call the governor of New York and say, "'She's fine in my book?'"
REID: "I already have."