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George Pataki Quits Presidential Race

The former New York governor calls on voters to elect “someone who can bring us together.”
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Pataki Announces 2016 Bid, Clinton Trust Falls


George Pataki, the three-term governor who led New York through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on Tuesday quit the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He lagged a large field that is dominated by one of his former constituents, billionaire developer Donald Trump.

“While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I’m confident we can elect the right person—someone who can bring us together,” the 70-year-old former governor said in his campaign valedictory: a video announcement made on YouTube and in a prime-time TV advertisement in the three early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.