01/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top Bloomberg Aide Kevin Sheekey Pushing Kennedy, Stirring Up Backlash From Dems

When a powerful labor leader picked up the phone this week, he was surprised to hear the voice of a top aide to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York.

The aide, Kevin Sheekey, the deputy mayor, made it clear: Caroline Kennedy is going to be the next senator from New York, "so get on board now," according to a person with direct knowledge of the call.

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