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FYI: Upper East Side Senator Liz Krueger won appointment as chair of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee yesterday, marking another step in her burgeoning political career. A long-time leader among service providers and advocates fighting hunger and homelessness (she entered politics after helping run the Community Food Resource Center for 15 years), Krueger became the first Democrat to hold her seat in three decades after winning a special election in early 2002. She handily fended off what had been expected to be a formidable challenger to keep the seat in last fall's contest. In appointing Krueger to chair the DSCC, new Minority Leader David Patterson cited this electoral scrappiness, calling her a “political force to be reckoned with.” Check out Alyssa Katz's pre-election profile of Krueger, and the uphill job she's secured, in the City Limits archives. [1/17/03]

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