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Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor

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Paterson has picked Richard Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor.

 

Yes, you read that right!

 

http://www.1010wins.com/Ravitch-Pick-for-Lt--Governor/4761376

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. David Paterson has appointed former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor -- in theory -- being able to break the deadlocked state Senate.

 

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This might not be as seamless as everyone wants it to be. Andrew Cuomo, the state's attorney general, has stated that Paterson doesn't have the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, so this could face some pitfalls.

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