NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former New York Republican Gov. George Pataki is endorsing John Kasich for president, sources tell NBC News.
Pataki, the former governor of New York from 1996 to 2006, formerly endorsed Marco Rubio. Pataki was one of Kasich’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination last year before dropping out of the race in late December.
Kasich has been campaigning hard in New York, making a number of trips to locations across New York City and in upstate New York. While he sits far behind both Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the battle for delegates, he currently stands second place in most New York polls, behind Trump and ahead Cruz.
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