Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) says he is “seriously considering” a presidential bid.

He expressed interest in an interview with The Boston Globe after spending two days meeting with activists in New Hampshire, the first state to hold a presidential primary next year, following the Iowa caucuses. 

During the meetings in New Hampshire, Pataki told the Globe he told activists he “successfully ran one of the largest and most complicated governments in the country — and in a blue state.” 

Pataki, who served three terms as New York governor from 1995 through 2006, also seriously considered a presidential run in 2008 and 2012, the report noted. 

This comes after Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says he disagrees with Romney's impeachment vote Trump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' MORE (R-Wis.) revealed Monday he has decided not to run for president in 2016.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is considered an early favorite after announcing in December he is “actively exploring” a presidential run. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, is also reportedly exploring another bid.