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Will Governor Paterson Resign?

New York Governor David Paterson might follow in his predecessor’s footsteps as a “bombshell” story from the The New York Times could drop on Monday and force his resignation, according to unsourced reports. The New York Daily News says the story will be “far worse” than the governor’s acknowledged extramarital affair with a former state employee. (The Daily News says a “major newspaper” will drop the story, not directly naming The Times.) A source close to Paterson’s office told Business Insider that the piece will appear on Monday and that the governor’s resignation is expected to follow. Paterson's spokesman denies the resignation rumors, and says a New York Times profile is coming out later about the governor, but does not contain any bombshell allegations.

February 7, 2010 1:19 PM