George Pataki is a Republican candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016. On May 28, 2015, Pataki announced his presidential bid via a video posted on his campaign website, before speaking to a crowd of supporters in New Hampshire.
Pataki served as the governor of New York for three terms between 1995 and 2007. Pataki has since worked for the law firm, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and founded a consulting firm with his former Chief of Staff John Cahill.
Pataki made several trips to New Hampshire at the end of 2014, stating he was “very seriously” considering a run for president.
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Pataki as a 1.1C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making him the second least conservative Republican presidential candidate. He received a grade of “F/56” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.