Pataki, considering a run for president, plans N.H. trip

Former New York governor George Pataki will return to New Hampshire next week to address a local Republican fund-raiser and speak to college students.

The two-day visit on Tuesday and Wednesday marks his second visit to the Granite State this month. This visit also follows his announcement on Thursday that he formed a super PAC and told The New York Times, “If it weren’t for the election laws today, I could be running for president.”

All major candidates for president in 2016 are expected to have a super PAC along with their official campaigns, since a US Supreme Court ruling five years ago that super PACs can raise and spend unlimited money. Once Pataki becomes an official candidate he cannot coordinate with the super PAC. This means that Pataki may act like a presidential candidate but not declare himself one for months.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • hpinnc says:

    I know nothing about the former NY governor, but that is not what my remarks are about anyways. What I wish to say is I do not comprehend the election laws the SCOTUS passed 5 yrs. ago. What I do understand is all government offices have gotten too expensive. It is shameful the money that is poured into these elections. It would be an impossibility for just an ordinary little nobody to even be able to run in the primaries, let alone in the general election. It is all about the money now. What I would like to see is a cap on how much a candidate could spend or better yet, don’t involve money at all. Let the government allow each candidate so much campaign money for their tv appearances, say a limit of 5. I get tired at election time of hearing all the commercial campaign B/S for weeks, you have to hear this gobbled-gook. I don’t know what the specifics should be, but give them a chance to get their message out to everyone, then shut up about it. I don’t know if anything I have said makes any logic at all, but I think it would stop the race to see who can spend the most on campaign ads, & just maybe it would cut down on some the ads.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Whoa!!!! Wait. What???!!! You’re actually advocating a limit on free speech? You don’t actually agree that “corporations are people”??!! Oh my! I can’t believe we actually agree on something. Or did I misunderstand?

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