Governor David Paterson told reporters today he is not resigning....he is running and that the only way he leaves the office in January is at the ballot box and the only way he leaves earlier is in a box.
The Governor dismissed and decried the media frenzy that includes assertions a major scandal will break and that he will be forced from office.
Governor Paterson strongly suggested the effort to stampede him coincides with his efforts to seek support for his election meaning it may all indeed be an effort to chase him from the race.
The Governors list of enemies is not short and includes potential rival Andrew Cuomo, the State Police who have publicly criticized him, and public employee unions angered over the prospect of budget cuts.
Paterson said he was interviewed by the NY Times for a story they are doing but was not asked about those matters the subject of recent new accounts, including marital infidelity, drug use and gambling.