Obama Said to Request That Paterson Drop Campaign
President Obama shook Gov. David A. Paterson’s hand in December 2008 at an event with the National Governors Association in Philadelphia.
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