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....