David A. Paterson, who is scheduled to become governor on Monday, has begun reaching out to Democrats.With the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, David A. Paterson, the calm and affable legislative leader turned lieutenant governor, is set to ascend New York’s highest office in the midst of a political storm. How Spitzer's Resignation Affects Albany Mr. Paterson, 53, is scheduled to become the state’s 55th governor on Monday. He will be the state’s first black governor, and the third black governor of any state since Reconstruction.
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