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David A Paterson (D)


David Paterson was born in New York City in 1954 and lost much of his sight as a young child. Paterson received a bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University in 1977 and a law degree from Hofstra, but was never admitted to the bar. In 1985, he was elected to a State Senate seat from Upper Manhattan, the same post once held by his father, Basil Paterson. Paterson was chosen as Senate minority leader in 2002, becoming the highest-ranking black elected official in the history of New York State. In 2006, Eliot Spitzer selected him as his running mate. In 2008, Paterson became governor when Spitzer was forced to resign,

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Andrew Cuomo (D, WF, I) (won general election) · Howie Hawkins (G) (defeated in general election) · Warren Redlich (L) (defeated in general election) · Carl Paladino (R, C, Taxpayers) (declared) · Kristin Davis (R ) (defeated in general election) · Ralph Lorigo (C) (defeated in primary) · Jimmy McMillan (Rent is 2 Damn High) (defeated in general election) · Charles Barron (Freedom) (defeated in general election) ·