Paterson Bows Out in NY

The Governor of New York, after a series of stinging stories in the New York Times, has announced that he will not run for re-election. Governor Paterson, who took over the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer, was finally brought down by stories indicating that he and staff had intervened in a domestic abuse case involving a top aide. Governor Paterson had lost support steadily, and had clashed with the White House and many other Democrats. His descent appeared to start with the botched political situation surrounding the naming of a successor to Hillary Clinton. Democrats now appear to be coalescing around Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is in a great position to grab the Democratic nomination and face Republican Rick Lazio. Read the New York Times story here.

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