Sen. Gillibrand has yet to buy another N.Y. home, fueling speculation of interest in Biden administration

Chris Sommerfeldt and Denis Slattery, New York Daily News
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ALBANY — While buzz grows that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) may be angling for a position in the Biden administration, the New York native is without a home of her own.

Gillibrand, who mounted an unsuccessful 2020 bid in the Democratic presidential primaries, sold her five-bedroom abode in upstate Brunswick in August — right around the time Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination — and hasn’t found another New York home since.

Instead, Gillibrand’s currently registered to vote at her mother’s house in Albany, according to State Board of Elections records.

The Democratic senator’s former home, a stylish one-story affair with more than 2.5 acres and a full tennis court, sold for $410,000 — $10,000 below its initial asking price.

Gillibrand now spends the lion’s share of her time in Washington, and two sources familiar with the situation said her name has come up as Biden mulls over names to pick for Cabinet positions. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is one post that Gillibrand has been mentioned as potentially being in the running for, one of the sources said. However, both sources cautioned that discussions are fluid, and that Biden has yet to make up his mind.

A spokeswoman for the senator didn’t directly deny that Gillibrand’s considering a Cabinet job in Biden’s administration.

“The senator has no plans to join the Cabinet,” the spokeswoman said. “She looks forward to helping advance the Biden administration’s agenda in the Senate.”

The spokeswoman also said Gillibrand is actively looking for a new home in upstate New York.

A spokesman for Biden’s transition team declined to comment.

Biden has kept his Cabinet considerations close to his vest. Earlier this week, he said he plans to unveil his nominee for Treasury secretary around Thanksgiving.


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