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Pataki tells Republican Governors Association…..’Lazio can’t win’


I told ya things where going to get hot for the New York State race for Governor on the GOP side….

Pataki throws his party’s nominee …so far…Rick Lazio…..under the bus…..

Steve Levy is working hard to line up support from the party since coming over from the Democratic party a few months ago….

Right now it’s also the battle of the press releases…..

Stay tuned…..

[ Lazio and Levy ]

Per Haberman, another RGA-related dispatch from the Empire State:

A source reports that in a chat this week with RGA head Haley Barbour, former Gov. George Pataki expressed lukewarm sentiments about his preferred gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio, who’s battling an attempt by Democrat-turned-Republican Steve Levy to get on the primary ballot.

The source said the former New York governor, who served three terms through 2006, told Barbour he knows Lazio can’t win, but that he’ll be a “party uniter” as a candidate – an apparent distinction made with Levy, who has set the party at odds with itself.
Pataki’s spokesman denied the comments.

“Governor Pataki has been unequivocal in his private and public conversations that Rick Lazio can win,” said Pataki spokesman Dave Catalfamo.. “Further, he knows the only way Republicans can win in November is to unite the Conservative and Republican lines and the only candidate who can do that is Rick Lazio.”

Pataki helped recruit Lazio to run for Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000, and was an early endorser of Lazio this time. Many former Pataki-ites are on Team Lazio.

May 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , ,


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  2. Goldman Sachs announces a new Republican breakfast cereal!

    “Lazy O’s!”

    Pataki recommended, Joe Palooka approved!

    PS: Ye Olde’ hearty hand clasp!

    Comment by Manila Calling! | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  3. In the end I think they skate….

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply

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