Pataki Considering 2012 Run
Sources say announcement could come next week
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2011 1:19 PM CDT
Former New York Republican Governor George Pataki speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club September 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Add another name to the list of possible 2012 presidential contenders: George Pataki, former governor of New York, is seriously considering a run, a spokesperson confirms to NY1. Sources say he could announce as early as next week. Pataki, a critic of President Obama’s health care overhaul, left office in 2007.