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Paterson Feeling Better, Says Senate Decision Just Days Away

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Governor David Paterson is said to be feeling better after suffering a bad headache this morning while waiting to be interviewed in Washington D.C.

Paterson, who's in the nation's capital for the presidential inauguration, was scheduled to be interviewed by NY1's sister station, Capital News 9, but later cancelled after aides said he started feeling faint.

A spokesman said the governor was suffering from a bad headache and had to be brought back to his Washington D.C. hotel to rest.

This comes as the governor is said to be just days away from a decision on who will replace Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.

Speaking on CNN early Monday morning, Paterson said he's been reviewing his interviews with dozens of candidates which have been conducted over the last few weeks.

He said both the hispanic and the female communities have been under-represented in the halls of Congress, although he didn't say whether that has directly affected his decision.

Paterson said the inauguration has slightly delayed his decision but he now expects to announce his pick by the weekend.

"I'm actually, I think, narrowing the field to about half of the people that were involved and then I would hope in the next few days, get down to one," said Paterson.

Paterson also stressed that the incoming Obama administration must provide aid to struggling state governments, of which a vast majority continue to operate on a deficit.

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