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Pataki Leaves GOP Race: 'I'm Confident We Can Elect The Right Person'

Former New York Governor George Pataki is calling off his bid for the White House after failing to capture much support in the polls.
Posted at 10:19 PM, Dec 29, 2015

Former New York Gov. George Pataki has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president.

Pataki said in his remarks, "I'm confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together, and who understands that politicians, including the president, must be the people's servant and not their master."

To say Pataki struggled in the polls is an understatement. Real Clear Politics had him polling at less than 1 percent.

His low poll numbers relegated Pataki to the undercard debates, preventing him from reaching larger audiences.

Trump is still dominating the field at more than 35 percent, while Rick Santorum is now left at the bottom, also with less than 1 percent.

In bowing out, Pataki joins fellow former Govs. Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal, as well as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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