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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Paterson Has Had Enough, It Seems



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The New York Post reports that Gov. David Paterson, Democrat of New York, will not seek election to another term. (I originally said reelection, but it would actually be his first election to the office.)

He had been polling in the teens and the low 20s . . . in the Democratic primary.

UPDATE: A news release that arrived almost simultaneously:

KRISTIN DAVIS, MANHATTAN MADAM TO FORMALLY ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR AT A PRESS CONFERENCE

Kristin Davis, known as the Manhattan Madam who supplied call girls for Eliot Spitzer when he was Attorney General and Governor, will announce her candidacy for Governor of New York State as an Independent Candidate at 11am on March 1, 2010 . . .

Davis will announce her intention to petition her way onto the ballot and will outline her platform, which includes legalization, regulation and taxation of prostitution and marijuana to generate urgently needed new revenues for New York State and her support for gay marriage.


Tags: Barack Obama , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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