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Spokeswoman: Paterson won’t resign

ALBANY — A spokeswoman for New York Gov. David A. Paterson is calling rumors about his personal behavior “absolutely false” and says he will not resign.

Paterson spokeswoman Marissa Shorenstein made the statement Monday.

Rumors around the Capitol and anonymous reports in some media outlets about Paterson’s personal conduct come as he considers seeking election later this year.

Many in the Democrat’s own party prefer Andrew Cuomo, the more popular and better-financed attorney general.

Paterson became governor in 2008 after former Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal. When he became governor, Paterson admitted that he and his wife had been unfaithful to each other.

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