WASHINGTON – Former Gov. George Pataki is about to join a throng of potential Republican presidential candidates appearing at high-profile speaking events in South Carolina and Iowa – and he’ll be emphasizing his down-on-the-farm roots.
“I’m from New York and I probably spent more of my life on a farm than anybody out there,” Pataki told The Post, referring to rival Republicans, days before heading out to one GOP event, the Iowa Agriculture Summit.
Pataki will attend the upcoming South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, conservative group Citizens United is set to announce Thursday, along with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).
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Pataki grew up on a family Peekskill farm with “everything from corn to tomatoes starting with strawberries in the spring and running through apples and pumpkins in the fall.” Now, he and his wife, Libby, run a farm that sells cherries, hay, and has 85 head of cattle.
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