Paterson Spokesman Resigns

Kauffman 'cannot in good conscience continue' in administration
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 4:46 PM CST
New York Gov. David Paterson waits for a legislative leaders budget meeting to start at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – David Paterson's top spokesman resigned today, becoming the third New York state official to quit in the wake of the governor's domestic violence scandal. Peter Kauffman did not make explicit reference to the scandals that have plagued Paterson's administration, saying only that "as recent developments have come to light, I cannot in good conscience continue in my current position," the New York Post reports.

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