Another one! Former three-term New York Governor George Pataki, 69, announced yesterday (May 28th) that he will run for the White House in 2016. His lesser-known name makes it eight announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination – and more are expected. In his announcement he talked about strengthening America’s defenses, defeating radical Islam, immigration reform, and helping the middle class. He insists that Washington is too powerful and he would reduce its power.
He’s politically a moderate Republican who hasn’t held office since 2006.
Announcing his candidacy in the town of Exeter, New Hampshire, Pataki took a swipe at Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for charging high speaking fees.
“She speaks for the middle class? They are the party of privilege; we are the party of the middle class,” he said.
The full text of his speech is included below. His campaign video can be viewed here.