Pataki to announce decision on White House run on May 28


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

He made the announcement on social media and the MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

"I have no doubt that when I lay my ideas out there and go through my background and what I've been able to do, people will say this is a guy who could lead our country well," Pataki said on MSNBC.

Pataki has made repeated visits to New Hampshire since saying in January he was considering a White House campaign. He said then that the nation can't risk electing another Democratic president. He has campaigned against the Affordable Care Act and criticized President Barack Obama's decision to use an executive order to offer protections against deportation to millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.

Pataki, 69, flirted with running in 2008 and 2012 after serving as New York's governors from 1995 to 2006. He has cited his electoral success in the heavily Democratic state and ability to work across the aisle as strengths.

"No one thought I had a chance," Pataki said. "So the odds don't deter me."

Since leaving office he has launched a consulting firm and joined Chadbourne & Parke, a New York City-based law firm.

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