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The former seat of Hillary Clinton will probably stay in Democrat hands in November after Pataki's announcement.

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Former Governor Pataki Won’t Challenge Gillibrand

The former seat of Hillary Clinton will probably stay in Democrat hands in November after Pataki’s announcement.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-N.Y.) no doubt slept a bit sounder last week, as former three-term Republican Gov. George Pataki said he would not run against her this year. With polls showing Pataki either tied with or leading Gillibrand in the race for the remaining two years of the term of former Senator and present Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.), the former governor had been encouraged by state and national Republicans to make the race. Friends of the moderate Pataki told HUMAN EVENTS that he is still eyeing a bid for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Economist and former Reagan Administration official David Malpass, considered a strong conservative, announced for the Republican nomination against Gillibrand last week.

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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