Former New York Gov. George Pataki released a video this morning announcing he’s seeking the Republican nomination for president.
Pataki, who explored running in each of the last two election cycles but decided against it, will officially declare his intentions today during an appearance in Exeter, N.H., one several communities that claim to be the birthplace of the Republican Party.
Pataki served three terms as New York’s governor, but has been out of politics since December 2006.
In an interview last week, Pataki said he’s visited New Hampshire nine times and made “six or seven’’ visits to Iowa and South Carolina over the last year or so. Even so, he is little known in a large field of Republican hopefuls.