Azi Paybarah of the New York Observer caught a glimpse of what appears to be former Gov. George Pataki’s presidential campaign website, which is under construction.
The site was quickly scrubbed after the Observer reported that it included a drop-down menu called the “Pataki’s Record,” with links to items on “budget,” “taxes” and “job and business climate.”
It’s the latest sign that Pataki may be gearing up for a presidential run. It could come to a head on Saturday, when he’s planning to speak at a Polk County Republican fundraiser in Des Moines.
The Des Moines Register quoted organizer Darrell Kearney as saying “Strong chance he will announce, I believe.”
Pataki spokesman David Catalfamo told Capital Tonight that the website is “in development and will only be launched if the governor decides to get in the race.”
Updated: Here’s the latest comment from Catalfamo.
“The hosting company apparently made a mistake and prematurely made the site searchable. A little known fact is that Governor Pataki was one of, if not the first, candidate to take an online donation and if we launch we expect to get many more,” he said.