Paterson to launch re-election bid at Hofstra

(AP) - Trailing in the polls and facing theprospect of a challenge from a well-financed fellow Democrat, DavidPaterson is set to launch his campaign for a full four-year term asNew York's governor.

Paterson's campaign kickoff is scheduled Saturday morning atHofstra University, where he attended law school.

He has stops later Saturday in Rochester and on Sunday inwestern New York, becoming the first Democrat in the race, butprobably not the last.

Political pundits are predicting Attorney General Andrew Cuomo,the son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, will challenge Paterson in aDemocratic primary. Cuomo has remained mum about his future, buthas raised more than $16 million compared to Paterson's $3 million.

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