Richard Fife Picked To Be Governor Paterson's Campaign Manager

Showing his intention to keep his job, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Thursday that he had selected Richard Fife, a longtime New York political operative and a volunteer from Barack Obama's presidential campaign, to manage his 2010 election campaign.

Mr. Fife had been set to run the United States Senate campaign of Representative Carolyn Maloney before she dropped her bid to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, the incumbent Democrat, in next fall's primary. Before that, he was senior New York adviser to the presidential campaign for Barack Obama and an Obama delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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