NEW YORK

Is Paterson Out of the Race?

The damage from news that Governor Paterson and state police became involved in a domestic disturbance involving a top aide may be too much for his young election campaign to handle. “I am not suspending my campaign, but I am talking to a number of elected officials around the state, as I would fellow Democrats, to give their opinion,” the governor told reporters on Thursday. Paterson added that “I’ve got an open mind about this thing. I want the Democrats to win in November.” With rumors swirling throughout the last month about an imminent bombshell New York Times story, Paterson defiantly announced his re-election campaign, where he faces a tough primary challenge from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.