09/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gov. David Paterson Blames Calls For Him To Step Aside On Race

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson said Friday he knows the reason behind the "crescendo" of calls for him not to seek re-election next year: it's because he's black.

Speaking on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis, an angry Paterson blamed the white-dominated media for pushing him to step aside next year.

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