Team Romney vs. Team Obama on same-sex marriage
May 8th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Team Romney vs. Team Obama on same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Former New York governor and Mitt Romney supporter George Pataki injected his voice Tuesday into the debate over the current administration's stance on same-sex marriage, words quickly seized upon by the Obama re-election campaign.

Pataki used President Barack Obama's position to paint the current administration as shifty, while an Obama spokesman said his comments proved Romney has "regressed" on gay rights.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Pataki decides against White House run
August 26th, 2011
03:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Pataki decides against White House run

Washington (CNN) – Ending months of speculation, former New York Gov. George Pataki said Friday he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Pataki, a three-term governor, said the GOP needs to focus its efforts on finding “serious solutions” to the problems facing the country and he pledged to be a voice in helping advance these ideas, but not as a presidential candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki • New York
Source: Pataki decides against White House run
August 26th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Source: Pataki decides against White House run

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN.

Pataki, who had been flirting with a White House bid for months, was scheduled to appear this weekend in the key early voting state of Iowa.

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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki
Pataki to Iowa Saturday amid talk of presidential bid
August 22nd, 2011
09:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Pataki to Iowa Saturday amid talk of presidential bid

(CNN) - George Pataki heads to Iowa Saturday to speak at a major GOP gathering, amid word that the former New York governor is getting serious about making a run for the Republican presidential nomination.

A Polk County, Iowa Republican official tells CNN that Pataki will speak Saturday at the group's GOP picnic, which will be held at the Iowa State fairgrounds in Des Moines. The official also says that he was told by Pataki's office that the former three-term governor “would have something to say” about a presidential bid. An aide close to Pataki confirms the former governor will attend the event.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki • Iowa
Pataki to New Hampshire after Iowa trip
July 26th, 2011
02:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Pataki to New Hampshire after Iowa trip

(CNN) – Need another sign that former New York Gov. George Pataki is once again flirting with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination?

If so, here it is: One week after making stops in Iowa, the state that votes first in the presidential primary and caucus calendar, he's now heading to New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the race for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Pataki • Iowa • New Hampshire
March 29th, 2010
01:48 PM ET
5 years ago

Poll: Pataki and Gillibrand in hypothetical dead heat

A new poll indicates that former New York Gov. George Pataki is in a dead heat with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a hypothetical Senate election match up.
A new poll indicates that former New York Gov. George Pataki is in a dead heat with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a hypothetical Senate election match up.

(CNN) - A new poll indicates that former New York Gov. George Pataki is in a dead heat with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a hypothetical Senate election match up. There's only one problem: The former two-term Republican governor has not publicly indicated that he has any desire to challenge Gillibrand, a Democrat.

According to a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion survey released Monday, 47 percent of New York State voters would back Pataki and 45 percent would support Gillibrand if the general election were held today, with 8 percent undecided.

The poll also indicates that 27 percent think Gillibrand's doing either an excellent or good job in office, with just over one in three saying she's doing a fair job, 17 percent adding that she's performing poorly and just over one in five undecided. Gillibrand, who was a congresswoman from upstate New York, was appointed to the Senate last year by New York Gov. David Paterson to replace Hillary Clinton, who stepped down to become secretary of State. Gillibrand is running this year to serve the final two years of Clinton's term.

"Former Governor Pataki is the big unknown for Gillibrand," says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, "With her approval rating at 27 percent, Gillibrand will almost certainly have her work cut out for her if Pataki enters the race."

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Filed under: 2010 • George Pataki • Kirsten Gillibrand • New York