Levy says he's considering run for governor

(AP) - A New York politician who is a prominentopponent of illegal immigration has announced that he is weighing apossible primary challenge to Gov. David Paterson.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said on Sunday that he wasformally considering a run for governor.

If he joins the race, it could add another layer of complexityto the Democratic Party primary.

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo also is widelyconsidered to be weighing a run for governor, potentially creatinga three-way race to lead the ticket.

Levy says he has formed an exploratory committee. According tothe most recent campaign finance figures available, he raisednearly $4 million in July. Paterson has about $5 million.

Cuomo has not publicly announced he will run for governor.

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