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Black leaders offer support for Paterson

Governor urged to stay in office despite scandals

NAACP official HAzel Dukes, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, center, listen as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, left, addresses the media after meeting with the local political base to discuss the future political life of Gov. David Patterson Thursday in Harlem.
NAACP official HAzel Dukes, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, center, listen as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, left, addresses the media after meeting with the local political base to discuss the future political life of Gov. David Patterson Thursday in Harlem.
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Influential black leaders in New York City said Thursday night that they believe Gov. David Paterson should stay in office amid allegations he and his staff interfered in a domestic violence case involving a top governor’s aide. Meeting in a Harlem soul food restaurant that is the center of power for black politics in New York, the group led by the Rev. Al Sharpton agreed that Paterson should try to withstand the scandal and new ...


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1lester2
March 5, 2010
11:01 a.m.

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I'm rather neutral on Governor Paterson but I can't believe the latest firestorm regarding the baseball tickets. I would hope (and thought) the Yankees provided the Governor free tickets as a normal course of business. It's also funny how these rather insignificant events are curiously being dribbled out to the public and being sensationalized by the media as if orchestrated by political opponents.

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