For days, rumors have been swirling that New York Governor David Paterson will resign thanks to an impending—and supposedly devastating—newspaper article that has yet to materialize. But on Tuesday, Paterson flatly denied he’d be leaving the governor’s mansion: "The only way I'm not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box and the only way that I'll be leaving office before is in a box." (He acknowledged that exit could be via ballot box.) "The more frustrated I get, the more I know I am going to be running," Paterson said, and he's expected to announce his re-election campaign February 20. The governor added that he felt he was the victim of an intentional smear campaign.