Monday, February 22, 2010

Here comes David...

New York Governor David Paterson was at his alma mater over the weekend to officially announce his campaign for a full 4-year term as governor.

Speaking at Hofstra University -- where Paterson attended law school -- he predicted victory. He left Long Island for stops in western New York and Rochester.

No challengers have declared, but most New Yorkers expect to hear from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo by the end of March. Cuomo is heavily favored in a potential Democratic primary match-up next September. He also has the edge in fundraising, with $16 million on the books compared to Paterson's $3 million.

Paterson's approval ratings tanked last year, but have recovered slightly as many New Yorkers view his efforts to solve the state's fiscal problems favorably.

And, some pundits have become critical of Cuomo for not making his intentions known. Several potential AG candidates are waiting for Cuomo to make up his mind.

Where do you stand on the potential Democratic battle? Or are you gunning for Republican candidate Rick Lazio?

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