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George Pataki: Former NY Governor Announces Official Bid For 2016 Presidency

Thu, May 28, 2015 12:11pm EDT by 1 Comment

George Pataki, former governor of New York, is running for president! He announced his official bid to run for the Republican Party candidacy on May 28.

The 2016 presidential race is heating up! On May 28, former New York governor, George Pataki, 69, made his official announcement that he’ll be joining the race, vying to become the Republican party’s presidential candidate.

George Pataki Announces Official Bid For 2016 Presidency

Pataki made the announcement via a video message. “My vision was not a partisan vision,” he says. “It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together. If we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again.”

The politician was a three-time governor in New York, serving from 1995-2006. He held his first campaign event for his presidential run on May 28 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

“They told me that when I ran for governor of New York. They said I couldn’t win,” he told the crowd. “They were right they couldn’t do it. But I knew I could, and we did.”

2016 Presidential Race Heats Up

Pataki’s announcement comes just one day after former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum announced his own presidential campaign. Santorum ran in the Republican party primary in 2012, losing out to Mitt Romney, who represented the party against Barack Obama.

The men will be up against Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorna, Ben Carson, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz to become the Republican party’s candidate in 2016. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have announced campaigns.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think about George’s decision to run? Who will you be supporting?

— Alyssa Norwin