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On Eve Of Change In Albany, Former Gov. Paterson Discusses Hochul, Cuomo, Spitzer, And More

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Former Gov. David Paterson
Credit: New York Governor's Office

Former Gov. David Paterson on Hochul, Cuomo, Spitzer & More

A New York state Governor forced to resign because of his personal conduct. A lieutenant governor suddenly thrust into leadership.

Certainly, that’s where Democrat Kathy Hochul finds herself in mid-August, but David Paterson had a similar experience in March 2008. Paterson had gone from Senate Minority Leader to Eliot Spitzer’s running mate in 2006 to governor just two years later, at a moment when Andrew Cuomo was still attorney general. And at another pivotal time in state government history, Paterson spoke with WAMC Tuesday.