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  N.Y. Sen. Gillibrand: Paterson should resign
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News DateWednesday, March 3, 2010 01:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., today called for New York Gov. David Paterson to resign if allegations are true that he directed aides to intervene in a domestic-violence case.

In an interview with New York1, Gillibrand said if "all the allegations of the abuse of power are true, then the governor will be unable to govern, and he will have to step down."

Gillibrand's move marks a dramatic break with Paterson, a political patron who appointed her to the U.S. Senate last year.

Her comments came in response to a story in today's New York Times that said Paterson directed two employees to contact the woman who had lodged an abuse complaint against a top aide to the governor.
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