Wednesday, December 5, 2007

NY-20: Gillibrand Pregnant

The Albany Times-Union has reported the freshman Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, who defeated John Sweeney to be the 15th, and majority clinching, seat on election night, is pregnant with her second child.

Gillibrand, 40, and her husband, Jonathan Gillibrand, have one child, Theodore, who is four years old. The congresswoman will continue to do her duties until her doctors tell her otherwise.

Gillibrand is due in May. She will be the second woman to give birth this session. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Washington) gave birth to a baby boy, Cole McMorris Rodgers, last May.

Only four other members of Congress, including one other New Yorker, have given birth while in Congress. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (D-California) was the first in 1973, followed by Enid Greene (R-Utah) in 1995, Susan Molinari (R-New York) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas), both in 1996. McMorris Rodgers was the fifth this year.

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