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Former New York Gov. David A. Paterson

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of the State speech in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany. (Jan. 6, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Photos of David A. Paterson, through the years

Gov. David A. Paterson speaks during a legislative
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Gov. David A. Paterson speaks during a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol in Albany. (June 9, 2010.)

FILE - Gov. David Paterson, right, walks to
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FILE - Gov. David Paterson, right, walks to a meeting with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany. (May 17, 2010)

New York Governor David A. Paterson talks about
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New York Governor David A. Paterson talks about the successful bid to host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. ( May, 26, 2010)

Gov. David Paterson (May 18, 2010)
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Gov. David Paterson (May 18, 2010)

New York State Governor David Paterson holds a
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New York State Governor David Paterson holds a town hall meeting in downtown Brooklyn to discuss the budget. (March 8, 2010)

Gov. David A. Patterson and former New York
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Gov. David A. Patterson and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins enter the funeral service for late singer/actress Lena Horne at The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. (May 14, 2010)

Gov. David Paterson stands in his office in
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Gov. David Paterson stands in his office in Albany, Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

David Paterson (April 27, 2010)
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David Paterson (April 27, 2010)

Drosselmeyer jockey Mike Smith (L) and trainer Bill
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Drosselmeyer jockey Mike Smith (L) and trainer Bill Mott are joined by New York State Governor David Paterson as they celebrate winning the 142nd Running of the Belmont Stakes. (June 5, 2010)

New York Gov. David Paterson speaks during a
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New York Gov. David Paterson speaks during a legislative leaders meeting in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany. (May 18, 2010)

At a breakfast forum in New York days
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At a breakfast forum in New York days after announcing he won't run for governor for his own term, Gov. David A. Paterson says he still has the authority to govern while serving out Eliot Spitzer's term. (March 1, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson speaks at a breakfast
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Gov. David A. Paterson speaks at a breakfast forum in New York. (March 1, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson and his
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson and his wife, Michelle, leave their apartment en route to a news conference announcing he is not going to run for governor. (Feb. 26, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson and his
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson and his wife, Michelle, leave their apartment en route to a new conference where he was to announce he is not going to run for governor. (Feb. 26, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson, accompanied by
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson, accompanied by his wife, Michelle, at a news conference, officially ends his election bid, citing an accumulation of distractions. (Feb. 26, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson stands with
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson stands with his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson. (Feb. 26, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson stands with
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson stands with his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, to announce that he will not run for a term of his own. (Feb. 26, 2010)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson announces he
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson announces he will not seek a full term. (Feb. 26, 2010)

FILE - Governor David Paterson raised his hand
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FILE - Governor David Paterson raised his hand during a news conference and said "I have never abused my office, not now, not ever." During the conference, Paterson announced he would not seek election. (Feb. 26, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson, joined by wife Michelle,
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Gov. David A. Paterson, joined by wife Michelle, speaks during a news conference in which he stated he would not seek a full term of his own. (Feb. 26, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of
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Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of the State speech in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany. (Jan. 6, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of
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Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of the State speech in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany. (Jan. 6, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of
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Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol in Albany. (Jan. 6, 2010)

Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of
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Gov. David A. Paterson delivers his State of the State speech in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany. (Jan. 6, 2010)

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