NY's Democratic Party picks Spitzer as its candidate for governor

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Eliot Spitzer was chosen to be the Democratic candidate for governor during the party's state convention.

Spitzer, 46, received the nod Tuesday in Buffalo. In his acceptance speech, he talked about his grandparents who immigrated to this country and rose from poverty to wealth. The two-term attorney general is hoping to become the first new governor in New York in 12 years. Spitzer says he will bring the same fight to the position as has done while attorney general. Party delegates also designated state Senate Minority Leader David Paterson of New York City, Spitzer's running mate, for lieutenant governor.

Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Thomas Suozzi, who didn't earn enough votes to speak at the convention, rallied outside the hall. Suozzi was unable to shake his opponent's momentum.

Andrew Cuomo also got the party's nod for state attorney general. Cuomo won 67 percent of the weighted vote at the convention.

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