NY Governor Paterson tells 'Meet the Press' that he will seek re-election

NY Governor Paterson tells 'Meet the Press' that he will seek re-election

Bringing to an end the controversy about the White House urging him to bring to an end his campaign, New York Governor David A. Paterson has reiterated that he would be seeking a re-election in 2010.

Saying that President Barack Obama is evidently 'concerns' about his low ratings in public opinion polls, Paterson said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the President had not asked him to quit the race for Governorship.

Paterson said that he may be blind, but he is not "oblivious," and added that he was aware of the undercurrent against him.

He also emphasized, during the interview, the difficulty of his job, particularly with the poll statistics not going his way - with only about 20 percent of the New Yorkers acknowledging the work he has done ever since he took over from Gov. Eliot Spitzer last year.

However, he said that the poll numbers would not dissuade him so much as to withdraw from his undertaking to seek a full term.

The Governor told David Gregory: "I'm not going to run away from a fight, when I know who I'm fighting for. I'm not going to sit here and tell you, David, that I haven't had a difficult week. But I, like a lot of New Yorkers and a lot of Americans are having difficult weeks, because we're having to make tough decisions."

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