NY Governor David Paterson to End Election Bid

Paterson The NY Daily News reports that NY Governor David Paterson will drop his election bid:

"Embattled Gov. Paterson has pulled the plug on his bid to seek reelection, a source close to the governor said Friday.

Paterson will announce the decision later Friday.

Paterson has been under fire for having contacted a woman who accused one of his top aides of domestic violence.

The source said the governor has agreed not to seek election, but he will not resign – opting to serve out the remainder of his term."

And the NYT story that led to this decision, if you missed it.