GOVERNOR PATTERSON WON'T SEEK REELECTION
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. David Paterson is dropping his election bid amid a growing scandal, NBC News confirmed Friday.
The New York Daily News reported Friday that Paterson has decided not to run again but that he will not resign the governorship, according to a source. A top Democratic official confirmed the report to NBC News.
Paterson rose to governor in 2008, when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in a prostitution scandal.
Swirling rumors about Paterson's administration recently began anew due to a scandal surrounding a domestic abuse complaint against his top aide. You'd think Patterson would have learned a lesson from his predecessor!