His portrait is inexplicably the largest in the Hall of Governors at the state Capitol, and now former three-term Gov. George Pataki is going super again: He’s starting his own super PAC in New York.
After leaking the news to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the former GOP governor from Garrison, Putnam County, announced today he’s creating “Tipping Point,” a super PAC to help Republican congressional candidates in New York.
“Our country is at a Tipping Point. We can continue the regressive, radically intrusive, job-killing policies of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi or elect candidates who will work to restore America’s promise as a land of hope and opportunity,” Pataki said in a statement. “Tipping Point will assist in providing the resources and the know-how to retain and grow the GOP membership in the House.”
Pataki, governor from 1995 through 2006, estimated that there are probably at least 10 competitive congressional races in New York this year. Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported Tuesday that there’s 11 races where the difference between enrolled Democrat and Republicans are less than 40,000.
Pataki has made national races more of his focus than state politics since he left office. He’s had unsuccessful explorations into running for president, and in 2010 started Revere America, which pumped money into congressional races across the country.
“Tipping Point” filed paperwork with the FEC this week and launched this website.
And the website offers this about Pataki: “No Republican in the history of modern New York electoral politics can match his record of success.”