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Report: Former NY Gov. Pataki Weighing Presidential Run

Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

ALBANY, N.Y.—Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is...




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