Report: Pataki reconsidering decision not to run

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) is reconsidering his decision to not run for president, according to a report.

Pataki told The Boston Globe, which caught up with Pataki following a speech Tuesday at New England College, that he'd monitor things over the next month to see whether he might choose to seek the Republican presidential nomination after all.

“I’m not a candidate at this point, but down the road, you never say never,” he said. “I’m not running now. … We’ll see what happens over the course of the next month.”

The former governor had generated some buzz about a possible candidacy, but took himself out of the running at a relatively early point in the cycle. He's focused instead on efforts to fight deficits and debt with a new group he started.

The Globe reported that Pataki expressed disappointment that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) wouldn't be running, and got in some shots at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

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