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  George Pataki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is the current Governor of New York State, USA and has held that office since January 1995, and as of June 2006 is the longest-serving of the current 50 U.S. governors.
Pataki and Giuliani appointed the LMDC to distribute nearly $10 billion in federal grants and to oversee the construction of a memorial, though as of September 2006 the latter has not begun.
Pataki came under criticism when it was revealed that he and his staff did not inform Donohue that she was acting governor the first time, until after Pataki had woken up and resumed power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Pataki   (3874 words)

 N.Y. Gov. Pataki leaves hospital - Boston.com
George Pataki was released from a hospital Monday after 18 days of treatment for appendicitis and complications that followed surgery.
Pataki was released Monday from a Manhattan hospital after 18 days of treatment for appendicitis and its complications.
Pataki told reporters last week he was "chomping at the bit" to go home and have a pizza and a cold beer.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/03/06/ny_gov_pataki_to_leave_hospital   (255 words)

 Politics1: Presidency 2000 - George Pataki (R-NY)
Pataki's friends have floated the Presidential trial balloon for 2000 -- and Pataki's creation of a federal PAC in January 1999 have done nothing to quelch those rumors.
Pataki's ongoing, bitter feud with New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) -- Giuliani endorsed Cuomo over Pataki in 1994 and Pataki is trying to find a GOP opponent for Giuliani in the 2000 US Senate primary -- will likely split Pataki's GOP base of support in his home state.
Pataki may be the only unannounced contender who could enter rather late and still be seen as somewhat viable.
www.politics1.com /pataki.htm   (366 words)

 The New York Observer Politicker: George Pataki Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In a story today on the politics of appointments to the state Court of Appeals, Yancey Roy writes that George Pataki is unlikely to re-appoint George Bundy Smith, the most liberal judge on the court, when his term expires in September.
But Pataki's decision on Smith presents a singularly interesting prospect: that he would be able to make a parting statement of his conservative principles, in the context of his potential run for president, by using his last remaining appointment to replace a liberal judge on the state's highest court with a conservative one.
George Pataki tells the Times that he is sick of being sick and now, at least two groups have taken shots at our recovering governor.
thepoliticker.observer.com /george_pataki   (2637 words)

George Pataki's self-described pro-choice position is at odds with his record.
Though he claims to be pro-choice, Pataki's legislative votes and statements about abortion restrictions during his five terms in the legislature and first term as governor of New York have been consistently anti-choice.
Pataki voted to cut off Medicaid funding of abortion ten times; that is, every year that he served in the state legislature, from 1985 through 1994, his most recent vote was June 6, 1994.
www.choicematters.org /articles/pataki.html   (513 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on George Pataki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George Pataki, who I believe is still in Iowa on Day 2 of a three-day visit, has issued a press release endorsing Jeanine Pirro for AG.
George Elmer Pataki was born in the city of Peekskill, New York in Westchester County to Louis P. Pataki (whose parents were Hungarian immigrants) and Margaret Lagana (of half Italian and half Irish descent).
Pataki and his wife, Libby Pataki, now have four children, and their family home is in Garrison, New York.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/george_pataki   (1410 words)

 Pataki visits South Carolina - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New York Gov. George Pataki, continuing to pursue a possible run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, flew Friday to South Carolina, an early primary state.
Pataki spokesman David Catalfamo said Pataki would be attending events in South Carolina through Saturday afternoon before heading back to New York.
Thus far, Pataki is barely a blip in national polls gauging GOP voter support for various potential 2008 presidential contenders.
www.boston.com /news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2006/06/02/pataki_visits_south_carolina   (297 words)

 George Pataki's Iowa Mojo - The Fix
Pataki currently belongs in the second (or even third) tier of GOP presidential hopefuls, but his aggressiveness and attentiveness to Iowa shows that he could surprise some people come January 2008.
Pataki but in the context of a national bid for the Republican nomination favoring abortion rights means: stick a fork in him, he's done.
June 15, 2006 05:09 PM It's difficult to imagine that George Pa-tacky has even the tiniest iota of a scintilla of an inkling of a belief that he's a serious contender for the nomination in 2008, given that he's a weak, unpopular moderate from the bluest of states in the modern GOP.
blog.washingtonpost.com /thefix/2006/06/patakis_iowa_mojo.html   (2010 words)

 George Pataki - UnityWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George Elmer Pataki is currently a cadidate in a ranked ballot poll for president that you may have just come from.
The poll that George Elmer Pataki is in was designed to raise awareness about the Unity Movement and serve as a prototype for the Unity Convention.
Pataki has never lost a competitive political race to date, and is frequently mentioned as a contender for the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination.
unitysupporters.com /wiki/index.php?title=George_Pataki   (237 words)

George E. Pataki, the 53rd Governor of New York State, is currently the longest serving Governor in the United States.
Governor Pataki is New York State's first Republican-Conservative chief executive, defeating the Democratic Party's liberal icon Mario Cuomo in November of 1994 to win his first term as Governor.
It was his experience on the farm that formed his core "governing philosophy," which all Republicans share: belief in the people, not bureaucracy; pursuit of smart ideas that work; and the expansion of personal freedoms that allow hardworking citizens to enjoy the benefits of their hard work.
www.georgepataki.com /gp_docs/about   (232 words)

 News Copy, New York: George Pataki
Pataki's real functional problem is that he too often runs alone, rarely carrying a ticket and has spent most of his three terms as governor putting forth an almost non-partisan or liberal Republican image.
George Pataki vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed teachers and other government workers with 25 years of experience to retire at 55 with the benefits now available at age 62.
Pataki had plenty of time to keep his "A-Team" employed with well-paying appointments throughout the already debt-ridden public authorities, the type of hires that could stay in positions three to five years beyond Pataki's departure from Albany.
www.newscopy.org /george_pataki   (12446 words)

 New York State Politics Capitol Confidential : Albany Times Union : timesunion.com -- Capitol confidential » ...
George Pataki is also scheduled to attend the State Fair today (that’s the one in New York, not Iowa) - he’s officially opening the 160th annual event, which lasts 12 days.
Pataki praised Smith, calling him “an outstanding human being,” but said he wanted to nominate someone who would be able to serve in the longterm and was accutely aware of the fact that Smith was barred by the state Constitution from doing so.
Pataki said the charter school cap should be raised “on the merits” because they have proven their worth through results.
blogs.timesunion.com /capitol/?cat=2   (2331 words)

 ARC | Governor George E. Pataki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Governor Pataki was born in Peekskill, New York.
Pataki served two terms as mayor of Peekskill, from 1981 to 1984, and was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1985 to 1992.
During his terms as governor, Pataki has focused on budget and welfare reform, stronger penalties for criminals, and industrial recruitment.
www.arc.gov /index.do?nodeId=781   (140 words)

 Inside Long Island Politics - Spin Cycle: George Pataki Archives
Yet, Gov. George Pataki, who is running for president, is attending wakes in Queens and Brooklyn tonight for slain soldiers, and both are listed on his official public schecule that is distributed to the media.
Pataki stood by, appearing to be almost on the verge of tears.
Pataki’s critics say he’s been lukewarm in his support of statewide candidates in this year’s election, but the governor, who is eyeing a White House bid, has been especially vocal about helping political contenders in Iowa, site of the first presidential party caucuses.
weblogs.newsday.com /news/local/longisland/politics/blog/george_pataki   (733 words)

 Pataki Breaks the Hold of Big Government - George Pataki - Interview Insight on the News - Find Articles
In 1995, George Pataki pulled off one of the greatest upsets in modern political history by unseating three-term incumbent liberal Democrat Mario Cuomo in a hotly contested race for governor of New York.
Insight spoke with Pataki during one of the governor's swings through Washington, reportedly part o fa series of trips to the nation's capital and early primary states that has led many political pundits to believe he may seek the No. 2 spot on the 2000 Republican presidential ticket.
George Pataki: You really have to work to change not just the policy but also the mind-set of the bureaucracy.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_26_15/ai_55241328   (902 words)

 George Pataki for President? - Governor Pataki's Political Ambitions
Pataki settled his nearly six-foot-five frame into a chair and ordered dinner in Spanish, flashing the language skills he acquired for his third—and, most people believed, final— campaign for governor in 2002.
Pataki was the underdog in winning elections for Peekskill mayor, the Assembly, and the State Senate, defying expectations every step of the way.
Pataki’s status as the 9/11 governor enables him to stand out from the other political-dinner speakers who also boast of cutting crime and taxes.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/news/politics/newyork/features/9494   (1728 words)

 The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > The Governor: Pataki's Speech Caps a Week of Parties ...
Pataki was able to leave behind the pressing troubles of his state government, which remains hopelessly gridlocked on major issues.
Pataki evoked "the fire in the sky" on Sept. 11 and thanked the nation "from the very bottom of New York's heart" for its support after the attacks.
Pataki has put aside his differences with the visiting Republicans on issues ranging from abortion rights and gay rights to gun control and the distribution of security money to the states.
www.nytimes.com /2004/09/03/politics/campaign/03pataki.html?ex=1251864000&en=6d59a3ee934a7917&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (1053 words)

 Gov. George Pataki Leaves Hospital - CBS News
George Pataki was released Monday from the hospital, nearly three weeks after an appendectomy and its complications forced the potential presidential candidate to cancel political trips to New Hampshire and California.
On Feb. 25, Pataki was to have been the keynote speaker at the state convention of the California GOP in San Jose.
Pataki was initially hospitalized in Westchester County where his appendix removed.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/03/06/politics/main1375655.shtml   (653 words)

 Pataki Gets Help From Iowa Conservatives, New York Gov. George Pataki Assembles Team of Iowa Conservatives to Help With ...
Several Republicans question the notion of Pataki seeking the GOP presidential nomination, arguing that his support for abortion and gay rights and gun control is at odds with the party's rank-and-file.
Pataki has enlisted former Senate Republican Leader Stewart Iverson and Ed Failor Jr., a leader of Iowans for Tax Relief, a conservative anti-tax group that runs the state's largest political action committee.
Pataki was announcing his leadership team on Thursday, but aides outlined the endorsements to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/14/ap/politics/mainD8I835402.shtml   (504 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sources: Pataki expected to skip re-election bid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. George Pataki, eyeing a possible bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, was expected to announce Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term next year, close Republican associates said Tuesday night.
Pataki's chief of staff, John Cahill, planned to meet with the governor's cabinet members Wednesday morning to brief them, one of the associates said.
Pataki, 60, brought down Democratic icon Mario Cuomo in 1994 and helped pull New York through the horror of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-07-26-pataki-run_x.htm   (532 words)

 PATAKI BOWING OUT, HE TELLS TOP AIDES (quits gov race, sure loser eyes WH run)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pataki told a group of aides last night that he will not seek re-election next year — and alluded to a possible run for president in 2008.............
Pataki is a boob and a loser, and the only way he could be either nominated OR elected is after an all-out nuclear exchange had reduced the voting population to Libby and the population of an insane asylum.
Pataki was paid more than $339,000 in 2003.....for her work "as a vaguely defined consultant to businesses and charities." Most of her "clients" are linked to friends and political supporters of Gov Pataki, and some of those friends also have interests before the state.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1451402/posts   (2720 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pataki: Democrats failed to respond to terror threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MIAMI BEACH (AP) — New York Gov. George Pataki urged supporters Saturday to back President Bush's re-election by saying Democrats' failure to respond to previous acts of terrorism led the way to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Pataki criticized the Clinton administration for not properly responding to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa, the bombing of the USS Cole and an attack on a U.S. military barracks in Saudi Arabia.
Pataki's remarks capped a day in which Republican leaders attacked Sen. John Kerry, encouraged activists to build a strong grass roots campaign for the president and talked about building on their majority in the U.S. Senate.
www.usatoday.com /news/politicselections/nation/2004-04-18-pataki-911_x.htm   (756 words)

 Is George Pataki testing the waters for a primary run against W?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pataki knows that the only way he can have a job in Washington is either running for Congress (like beating Hillary in 2006) or by accepting a cabinet position.
Pataki's not doing anything other than being gov. I'll be posting his stories related to the NYS budget in a few moments...
Pataki could get in good with some conservatives by beating Hillary in 2006 and/or by going back to what he was supposed to be in the first place, a fiscal conservative.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/832213/posts   (1756 words)

 Pataki endorses Bush for 2000 - May 24, 1999
Pataki promised to throw his political team behind the Texan, whom he has known for over 30 years since they were undergraduates together at Yale University.
Pataki also is often mentioned as a possible GOP vice-presidential candidate for 2000.
Pataki has been traveling in recent months making political speeches in various states, including the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, igniting talk about his interest in the presidential race or other national office.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/05/24/president.2000/pataki.bush/index.html   (775 words)

 Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) - Possible 2008 Candidate for President
Following the Nov. 2004 elections, Gov. George Pataki holds the distinction of being the longest serving governor in the United States.
Pataki is New York's second straight three-term governor; he came to office by defeating Democratic Party icon Mario Cuomo in 1994.
Pataki likes to say that he came to office after a 20-year "experiment in liberal Democratic governance." Among his accomplishments as governor, Pataki cites reductions in violent crime, tax cuts, and more than one million fewer people on welfare.
www.gwu.edu /~action/2008/cands08/patakimain.html   (510 words)

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