Pataki drops out of US presidential race: reports

George Pataki gestures during the CNBC undercard Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, ColoradoGeorge Pataki, who was governor of New York during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, told key supporters Tuesday that he is ending his presidential bid, US media reported. Pataki, a moderate Republican, was running a longshot campaign from the start, and his candidacy failed to take off in a crowded Republican field dominated by the bluster of billionaire Donald Trump and dragged to the conservative right in the primary race. Two Pataki supporters told The Boston Globe that they spoke with the former governor and were disappointed in his decision, but not surprised.

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