David Paterson's New York Struggle

09/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jimmy Vielkind Politicker NY

ALBANY--"Governor Paterson is having a rough time," State Senator Liz Krueger, a liberal, loyal Democrat, told The Observer during a break before a legislative hearing at the Capitol last week.

When asked if she supported him for reelection, Ms. Krueger said, "I don't know yet."

Mr. Paterson and his surrogates had hoped the summer would provide him time to recuperate. He would beat up on the increasingly unpopular legislators; travel the state, leaving stimulus funding in his wake; and remind the public that they like him, because he really is a likable guy.

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