Former Gov. George Pataki Launches Presidential Bid With Minor Flub

The former NY governor made a mistake while in New Hampshire.

ByABC News
May 28, 2015, 12:19 PM

— -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki launched his 2016 presidential run today by committing a minor flub while in New Hampshire.

Delivering the final, emphatic lines of his announcement speech, the former Republican governor exhorted the crowd of supporters, saying: "Let us move forward, so just as the dreams of that young child growing up in Peekskill, N.Y. [referring to himself] came true, so too the dreams of a young child born today, whether in downtown Baltimore or here in Nashua, New Hampshire can come true."

One problem: Pataki was speaking in Exeter, about an hour drive from Nashua. The former governor gave no pause after the slip before closing his speech.

Pataki is the eighth Republican to officially enter the 2016 presidential race, joining a crowded field that includes Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul.