Rep. Israel Calls on Paterson to NOT Seek Election

israel 583 Rep. Israel Calls on Paterson to NOT Seek Election 

Rep. Steve Israel called on fellow Democrat Governor David Paterson urging him not to seek re-election, according to a source.

Israel made the pitch in a private phone call this morning, following a New York Times story alleging the governor and state police contacted a woman who was trying, without success, to complain about alleged domestic violence committed by a top aide to the governor.

A spokesperson for Israel, who represents parts of Suffolk County on Long Island, declined to comment.