Andrew Cuomo, Eliot Spitzer, Politics, Violence

New York Governor David Paterson Will Not Seek Reelection

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, you’re up….


David Paterson NY Gov Avi Schick 1.jpgWasn’t it just a week ago that David Paterson said he’d leave Albany at the polls or in a box? City Room reports:

Gov. David A. Paterson is set to announce that he will not seek election in the wake of reports that he and the State Police intervened in a domestic-assault case against a senior aide, according to a person told about the plans.
He is expected to make the announcement this afternoon.

I don’t know about you, but I blame Eliot Spitzer. If he had kept his pants on (instead of just his socks), Paterson never would have been thrown into a job he wasn’t prepared for.
In any event, the taint of New York’s former attorney general is washing away. So all eyes now turn to New York’s current attorney general. The Daily News says:

The decision clears the way for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is the favorite of many Democrats, to seek the nomination unimpeded.

Maybe the current AG will be better at following the law than the last two New York governors?
Paterson to Drop Out of Race for Governor [City Room]
Gov. David Paterson pulls plug on election bid, but will not resign [Daily News]
New York’s Paterson Won’t Seek New Term [Wall Street Journal]

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