National Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine is the latest party member refusing to back New York Gov. David Paterson as scandal threatens his administration.
Kaine wouldn't answer when asked Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show about whether Paterson should resign. Kaine did say that he respects Paterson's decision last week to end his campaign for a full term.
Paterson says he won't quit. He's holding a Cabinet meeting on budget issues Wednesday morning.
The governor is snared in a scandal involving contacts he and some subordinates had with a woman who had accused a close Paterson aide of domestic violence in October. The woman later dropped the case.
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