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Obama Said to Request That Paterson Drop Campaign

September 20, 2009

Jim Wilson/The New York Times

President Obama shook Gov. David A. Paterson’s hand in December 2008 at an event with the National Governors Association in Philadelphia.

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and JEFF ZELENY
Published: September 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. 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.  >>More

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