Pataki jumps on Christie bandwagon

Our colleagues over at PolitickerNY are reporting that former New York Gov. George Pataki is urging Gov. Chris Christie to end the speculation and jump into the race.

Speculation over a Christie run has continued unabated this week and was stoked earlier today by a New York Post story citing unnamed insiders saying Christie is reconsidering his initial position.

“America is in a crisis, and none of the current candidates or the President has leveled with the American public about what needs to be done to rescue our future,” Pataki said in a statement. “This country needs a straight shooter and a proven leader. I urge Governor Chris Christie to run for President to fill the void and lead America forward.”

Read the full story by reporter David Freedlander here. Pataki jumps on Christie bandwagon