Republican former New York Gov. George Pataki confirmed the rumors that he is seriously considering running for president in 2016 on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” (VIDEO: MSNBC Host: Republicans Have ‘A Lot More Diversity’ Than Democrats In 2016)
“I’m thinking about it very seriously. I’m going to be in new Hampshire tomorrow and Wednesday. I’m not going because of the weather, it’s not particularly nice outside right now,” Pataki said.
“I’m going to do a town hall, I’m going to speak at a university,” he said, “I’m going to answer questions and meet with a number of political figures and ordinary citizens, and just lay out my ideas as to how I think we need dramatically to change the direction of this country.”
Pataki revealed further that he had not yet set up an exploratory committee, but he had already had a PAC going. Elected three times in a blue state on a fiscally conservative platform, Pataki was mentioned as a potential candidate in the lead-up to the 2012 election. But after making visits to Iowa, he officially declined to run in August of 2011. (RELATED: George Pataki says he’s open to 2012 bid)