Paterson to End Re-Election Campaign
The New York Daily News reports Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) will announce today his decision to end his re-election campaign amid new controversies.
News reports indicate Democrats have been encouraging the governor, appointed after Eliot Spitzer’s resignation, to retire or resign due to poor approval ratings and low poll numbers. But a new development appears to have pressed the governor even further: The New York Times reported this week on a domestic violence case involving Paterson’s top aide and questions arose regarding an alleged cover-up by Paterson’s office.
The Daily News reports Paterson does not intend to resign. His retirement paves the way for Democrat Andrew Cuomo’s candidacy. Cuomo just happens to be New York’s Attorney General, in charge of the office that is investigating Paterson.