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By Freeman Klopott, Bloomberg News (TNS)

The super PAC headed by George Pataki opened an office in New Hampshire Thursday, as the former three-term New York governor considers a run for president.

Pataki, a Republican, also has formed a steering committee composed of civic leaders and elected officials in New Hampshire, which will hold the first presidential primary early next year, according to an emailed statement from We the People, Not Washington, his political action committee.

He said the members of the committee share in his goals to reduce the size of government, simplify the tax code and allow people their individual freedoms.

“New Hampshire is in the spotlight every four years and with their help we can put this agenda in the spotlight, too,” Pataki said in the statement.

Pataki, 69, has traveled to the Granite State more than a half-dozen times since September. Earlier this week, he said it’s a good bet that he’ll formally declare his candidacy. He also considered running in 2008 and 2012.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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In victories that forcefully rejected former President Donald Trump, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won the Republican nomination and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had a double-digit lead and was hovering above the threshold that would trigger a GOP primary runoff.

Kemp, who resoundingly defeated former Sen. David Perdue, will face a rematch with Democrat Stacey Abrams, who he defeated by nearly 55,000 votes in 2018 in a race where Abrams did not concede and accused Kemp, then secretary of state, of abusing his office’s authority to suppress voter turnout across Georgia’s communities of color.

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