Former New York Governor George E. Pataki today enthusiastically endorsed Wendy Long for the United States Senate.

The three-term Governor said, “We need to send Wendy Long to Washington to cast the deciding vote to repeal Obamacare, end our dangerousaddiction to borrowing and do what the Senate has failed to do for over three-years: finally pass a budget.”

Added Pataki, “In Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long, New Yorkers have a clear choice between an ultra liberal agenda that favors higher taxes and government intervention versus a belief in limited government that values individual freedom and private sector initiative.”

Wendy Long said, “I am honored to have Governor Pataki’s endorsement – he proved that Republican-conservative policies work. Under his leadership, more than one million New Yorkers got off the welfare rolls, and crime was reduced so that New York was transformed from one of the most dangerous to one of the safest states in America, George Pataki reversed the liberal slide in New York, as Senator I will reverse it in Washington.”

Pataki concluded, “It’s the old saying, ‘be careful what you wish for,’ Senator Gillibrand keeps saying she wants more women in politics – now let’s see if she wants to debate them too.”