With an eye on his upcoming gubernatorial bid, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from the investigation into Gov. David Paterson's (D) administration, according to the New York Times.

Instead he will appoint Judith Kaye to be an independent counsel to take over the investigation into Paterson's role in a domestic violence case involving a top aide. Kaye will also lead the investigation into how Paterson secured World Series tickets last year.

From the Times:

Mr. Cuomo is poised to formally announce his own bid for governor in the coming weeks, and managing the investigations of Mr. Paterson, a fellow Democrat, had become increasingly complicated.  … It is unclear under what timetable the investigations will now proceed.