After yesterday’s story that Governor Paterson intervened in a domestic violence case involving one of his aides, The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza is reporting that:
Embattled New York Gov. David Paterson (D) will not seek re-election this fall, a bow to the inevitable given his low poll numbers and a recent controversy surrounding one of his top aides.
“It’s done,” state Senator Bill Perkins told the Post’s Jason Horowitz. “The governor is not going to be running for reelection.”
The Daily News is also reporting that he will not resign, but will not run. The formal announcement is expected this afternoon.