New York Gubenatorial Races: Patterson pushed out by Obama?


The rumored Obama Administration request for Governor Patterson to go quietly into the night will probably be a story that will jump to the front pages and push health care reform off the newspaper front pages , website home pages and cable new chyrons.

President Obama had sent a request to Mr. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation.

The decision to ask Mr. Paterson to step aside was proposed by political advisers to Mr. Obama, but approved by the president himself, one of the administration officials said.

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