Pataki Is Coming: One If By Land, Two If By Sea

I’m guessing the former three-term governor of New York may have some unfulfilled political aspirations, as evidenced by the following press release about a national tour and petition drive that includes a stop in Reno tomorrow:

Governor George Pataki Kicks off National Petition Drive to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare with Six State Swing

Washington – Former Governor George Pataki (R-NY), Chairman of Revere America (, announced today the first six stops of the new organization’s grassroots tour and national petition drive to gather the signatures of one million Americans who want to repeal and replace ObamaCare with the responsible reforms our health care system needs and that the American people want.

Revere America will formally launch its national petition drive at an event in Boston on April 18 – the 235th Anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous ride.

The schedule of events follows. All times are local.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Paul Revere Mall

Address: 416 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

Lincoln, Nebraska

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Venue: Cornhusker Hotel, Garrett Room

Address: 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 USA

Reno, Nevada

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Sierra Marketplace

Address: 3652 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502

San Francisco, California

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Marriott Marquis, Club Room
55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA  94103


Austin, Texas

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Venue: Texas State Capitol (South Steps)

Address: 112 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Des Moines, Iowa

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Embassy Suites, Salon E

Address: 101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

FYI:  Pataki declined a 2010 U.S. Senate bid after reports that he had been approached by Senator John Cornyn, head of the RSCC, about a possible run for the seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand.  George Stephanopoulos reported at the time that Pataki had said he was not interested in becoming a senator at the age of 64 and would rather run for president in 2012.

In November 2009, Pataki traveled to Iowa, sparking speculation about a possible presidential bid in 2012.  Looks like he’ll be there again this week.