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George Pataki to Announce Presidential Plans on May 28

Pataki served three terms as the governor of New York, ending in 2007.
Image: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Address South Carolina Freedom Summit
GREENVILLE, SC - MAY 09: Former New York Governor George Pataki speaks at the Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Pataki joined eleven other potential candidates in addressing the event hosted by conservative group Citizens United. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)Getty Images

Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he will announce whether or not he will pursue a presidential run on May 28.

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Pataki, a Republican, named the date of the announcement and dismissed the notion that he is too moderate to win a GOP primary election.

"I have no doubt that when I lay my ideas out there and go through my background and what I’ve been able to do, people are going to say ‘this is a guy who could lead our country,'" he said.

Pataki served three terms as the governor of New York, ending in 2007. He has touted his dedication to smaller government and tax cuts as qualifications for a potential presidential run.

He would be considered an extreme longshot for the GOP nomination. He has low name recognition nationally and has barely registered in public polls. A new FOX News poll shows him with less than one percent support among GOP primary voters.

- Carrie Dann