Gov Pataki may not seek reelection
NY Republican Governor George Pataki has scheduled a noon news conference at the state Capitol to make a “major announcement” where he is expected to announce that he will not seek reelection next year. Early polls for the 2006 gubernatorial race show Pataki trailing state Attorney General Elliot Spitzer in the race.
Pataki continues to consider a run for the Presidency in 2008.
Pataki has a long record of support for gay and abortion rights along with support for reducing taxes and fighting crime. He is also known as a strong campaigner. He will be a contender in 2008 for the Centrist vote, if he chooses to run.