Former New York Governor & Presidential Candidate George Pataki Endorses John Kasich for President
Today former New York Governor and presidential candidate George Pataki announced his support for Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential campaign.
Pataki, who will serve as a national co-chair for Kasich for America, ended his own presidential bid at the end of 2015. Prior to his tenure as New York's 53rd Governor from 1995 to 2006, he served as Mayor of Peekskill and as a Member of the New York Assembly and Senate.
Said Pataki, "John Kasich is the candidate Americans can trust to revive our economy, strengthen our national defense and represent our great nation with dignity. His record of balancing the federal budget and propelling Ohio's economic turnaround speaks to his extraordinary ability to solve problems and bring people together. Today, John Kasich is only the Republican candidate who will defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall and at the end of the day is the most qualified to serve as President of the United States."
Said Kasich, "I'm thrilled to receive Governor Pataki's endorsement. George is a formidable leader who ran his campaign with great integrity. On the campaign trail in the Governor's home state of New York, I spoke recently about our choice between the path of optimism and unity on one side and the path of division and fear on the other. I deeply appreciate Governor Pataki's willingness to walk alongside us on the higher path."