New York state governor David Paterson announces he will run for re-election in 2010

New York governor and same-sex marriage supporter David Paterson says he will run for re-election in 2010 despite President Obama's requests for Pattereson to step down.
N.Y. governor David Paterson decides to still run for 2010 governor despite President Obama's opposition. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com
New York Gov. David Paterson decides to run for 2010 governor despite President Obama's opposition. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com

As previously reported, New York Gov. David Paterson was asked by President Obama and other Obama Democratic officials not to run for re-election in 2010. The governor announced Sunday on Meet the Press that he plans to still run.

Paterson is a gay rights advocate but has experienced continued low approval ratings. The same-sex supporter is also legally blind and the nation’s second African American governor. In the interview, he acknowledges President Obama’s officials voicing concern over his re-election, but Paterson said he never received a formal indication from Obama.

To see the full article and video from Meet the Press, click here.

Kim Brown

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