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Gov. tells why he revealed affairs

May 03, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Gov. David Paterson said he revealed his past marital affairs once he took office in part because he had heard that a rogue group of state police was investigating politicians.

Paterson said that he had no proof but that "over 10" lawmakers from both parties statewide told him about traffic stops and leaks by police to news organizations about brushes with the law. Paterson took office March 17, replacing Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amid a prostitution scandal. Both are Democrats.

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