Pataki Jumps Into 2016 Pool

Former NY gov enters a crowded GOP field
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2015 6:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Earlier this week, George Pataki kept with the recent tradition of presidential aspirants announcing when they're going to announce their candidacy, and now the former NY governor has made his actual announcement: Touting his record as a three-term Republican governor in a deeply blue state, the 69-year-old also underscored his conservative bona fides, saying that "all governments have the tendency to grow endlessly, and ultimately to take the power from the people and give it to themselves. It is time to stand up, protect our freedom, and take back this government."

Pataki, who the AP notes flirted with runs in 2008 and 2012, yet has in this cycle failed to generate much excitement, speaks in New Hampshire today. He's betting heavily on the Granite State to boost his chances. The AP runs down what you need to know about Pataki here.

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