Global Leaves Paterson

Governor Paterson's political consulting firm Global Strategy Group officially ended its relationship with the governor today.

"The governor said he wanted to find his own team so Global resigned and is going to do anything they can in the transition and going forward," said a source familiar with the situation.

Liz, who had it first, adds some context. The governor received his lowest numbers yet today, and he and others close to him have talked about cleaning house as they try and get back on track.