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.