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Schumer, of all people, mum on seat

From NBC's Ken Strickland
At an unrelated news conference in the Capitol, the normally chatty Sen. Chuck Schumer had little to say about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from consideration of taking the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.

"I have kept the confidence of these discussion between myself and Gov. Paterson, myself and any of the potential candidates," Schumer said. "And I'm going to continue to do that."

Schumer clearly knew something, but wasn't giving it up.

"I have talked to both Gov. Paterson and Caroline Kennedy in the last few days and few hours," he said. "But I'm going to keep those conversations to myself. For the governor, it's his decision... And I don't think it'll be too long a distance away."