09/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Governor David Paterson Feared As Liability For State Democrats

As he prepares to run for re-election, Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat from Staten Island, is burdened with having to campaign in a district where Republicans have a strong presence and where the impact of job losses on Wall Street has been particularly severe.

But, increasingly, he has another worry: Gov. David A. Paterson.

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