See: Paterson to Drop Out of Governor Race
Gov. David A. Paterson, his administration caught up in a whirlwind of allegations about its intervention in a domestic violence episode involving a top aide, is set to announce that he is suspending his election campaign and will not run in November, according to a person told about the plans.
Mr. Paterson is expected to make the announcement this afternoon. It would end his campaign less than a week after it officially began, with an angry speech at Hofstra University on Long Island. There, on the campus where he had gone to law school, the man who had been the state’s top official for 23 months — and a state senator for more than 20 years before that — presented himself as something of an outsider tiliting against special interests in Albany.
The New York Times is even acknowledging that Paterson is a Democrat in this article.