New York Lieut. Gov. David Paterson will become the state's governor on Monday, following the resignation yesterday of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down amid a prostitution scandal that ended his political career.

"Like all New Yorkers, I am saddened by what we have learned over the past several days," Paterson said in statement. "It is now time for Albany to get back to work as the people of this state expect from us."

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