Pataki to announce decision on presidential run on May 28

Former New York Governor George Pataki speaks during the New York State Republican Convention in Rye Brook, N.Y., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he’ll announce May 28 in New Hampshire whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president.

He made the announcement Thursday on social media and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Pataki has made repeated visits to New Hampshire since saying in January he was considering a White House campaign. He said the nation can’t risk electing another Democratic president.

Pataki flirted with running for president in 2008 and 2012. The 69-year-old Republican was governor of New York from 1995 to 2006. He has cited his electoral success in the heavily Democratic state as well as his ability to work with Democrats as his strengths. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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