Spitzer Likely to Resign, Maybe Today, Newspaper Says
Posted Mar 11, 2008 10:57 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
Updated: Eliot Spitzer, the embattled New York governor and former hard-charging state attorney general, likely will resign in the wake of claims that he hired a high-class prostitute in Washington, D.C., last month at a cost of $4,300, major newspapers are saying.
If he does, the state's lieutenant governor, David Paterson, who is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, would step up to replace him, Bloomberg reported in a lengthy article about the lieutenant governor's background. Paterson would himself be replaced as lieutenant governor by the state senate's majority leader, Joseph Bruno.
Updated at 11:26 a.m. to add information about Paterson's background.