From the Daily News:
A beleaguered Gov. Paterson has pulled the plug on his election bid, a source close to the governor said Friday.
He will announce the decision later Friday.
Paterson been under fire for contacting 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.
The decision clears the way for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is the favorite of many Democrats, to seek the nomination unimpeded.