[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/04/art.pataki.gi.jpg caption="Pataki endorsed McCain Monday."]NEW YORK (CNN) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki – who once led the fight to keep John McCain off the presidential primary ballot in the state – endorsed the Arizona senator’s White House bid Monday in New York City.
The former governor had largely faded from political life since abandoning plans for a presidential run of his own last year.
In 2000, Pataki – one of President Bush’s chief New York supporters – said that McCain had not met the state’s stiff ballot access requirements, and that they could not be waived. After protracted legal discussions between attorneys for the Arizona senator and the state party, he ultimately abandoned that position in time for McCain to appear on the ballot.
–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand
It's back!! I thought we got rid of him last year. Considering Pataki's approval here, this may end up helping Romney or Huckabee or both.
there was one brief moment in his life when Pataki was not a loser and that ended when he became govenor of N.Y., that moment has long been gone and he now continues his losing decisions...BUILD THE FENCE
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Political game of chess, they are looking at the polls and jumping on the McCain band wagon because they want a job with his administration if he wins. Well I hope Mitt Romney spoles all of that. WE NEED A REAL CONSERVATIVE. WE NEED MITT ROMNEY !!!!!!
he backs him because he either wants a favor if John becomes prez or because he is getting in line with the CFR mandate.
American Independent is not independent.
I am a registered independent, and I was unable to vote for Obama my number one choice. I am very upset because I see the importance of this election for the future of the country.