David Paterson's political roots grow deep
Check out this election card for Lt. Gov. David Paterson's father, Basil A. Paterson, which was unearthed by Andrew Morris in the Hempstead, Long Island home where young David grew up.
Basil A. Paterson served as New York Secretary of State, and was the first African-American deputy mayor of NYC. You can see his bio here.
This card is apparently from his run for State Senate in 1965, when David would have been 11.
Newsday Photo by Howard Schnapp