Fusion TV: ‘I know I can beat Hillary Clinton’

Friday, May 29th, 2015

George Pataki: ‘I know I can beat Hillary Clinton’

by AMERICA with Jorge Ramos and Brett LoGiurato | May 29, 2015 1:09 PM

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who this week became the eighth Republican to seek the party’s nomination for president, told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Friday that there’s no doubt in his mind he can beat Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup.

“I know I can beat Hillary Clinton,” Pataki told Ramos in an interview. “When I ran as governor, I didn’t just appeal to the Republican base. Yes, I did, and they came out in droves. But I appealed to independents, to moderates, to Democrats. And by the way, with the Latino community, I carried the Latino community. … I won it as a Republican.”

In the interview with Ramos, Pataki stressed his experience — he is a former three-term governor of New York — as a factor that separates him from the rest of an increasingly crowded Republican field. He also cited the fact that he had won three elections as a Republican in a reliably blue state.

He also took a firm position on a question on which other Republicans have so far waffled: Pataki said if he were president, he would....

Read the Full Interview on Fusion Here

People Over Politics.

  • The current Republican field cries out for a shakeup . . . Do not underestimate [Pataki] . . . He's a stone-cold political killer.
    Huffington Post
  • Don't underestimate the impact of his big brain on the debate stage.
    Mark Halperin
    Bloomberg News
  • Of all the potential candidates, Mr. Pataki has made the most trips to New Hampshire, something that has drawn attention . . .
    Thomas Rath
    former New Hampshire National Republican Committeeman
  • Anyone who says that the 2016 stage has been set has not met George Pataki.
    Ken Salazar
    Former United States Secretary of the Interior
  • George Pataki would make a more formidable Republican candidate than many seem to appreciate.
    Bernie Quigley
    New York Observer
  • Here's a guy who was mayor of Peekskill and figured out how to become Governor of New York. So I wouldn't underestimate him ...
    John McLaughlin
    Gannet Syndicate