Former NY Gov. George Pataki announces 2016 White House bid

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In a four-minute campaign video, Pataki says “it is time to stand up, protect our freedom and take back this country.”

“If we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again,” he says in the video, which features images of the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 memorial in New York City.

His personal website, which sports a new “Pataki for President” banner, emphasizes that he’ll place “people over politics.”

Pataki, who served as the three-term governor of New York, is viewed as an extreme longshot for the nomination, with little name recognition outside his home state.

This story originally appeared on NBC News

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Former NY Gov. George Pataki announces 2016 White House bid

Updated