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George Pataki's Son-in-Law Suffers Stroke; Former Gov Cancels NH Events

By    |   Friday, 12 Jun 2015 12:53 PM

George Pataki's son-in-law suffered a serious stroke this week, and the former governor of New York and Republican presidential candidate immediately cancelled a handful of campaign events in New Hampshire to be with his family.

A Pataki spokesman told the Times-Union that, while the candidate has canceled his events in the Granite State, he is not suspending his presidential campaign. Pataki, who officially announced his 2016 run last month, had been touring New Hampshire preparing for its February primary.

Pataki posted an update on his son-in-law Friday morning on Facebook.

 

Thank you for your continued prayers for my son-in-law David and our family. He's showing signs of progress but still...

Posted by George E. Pataki on Friday, June 12, 2015


In a statement Thursday, Pataki's campaign said his son-in-law — 30-year-old David Levy who is married to Pataki's daughter Allison — is currently in the intensive care unit of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

He reportedly suffered the stroke Tuesday while on a flight from Chicago to Seattle, and the plane landed in Fargo, North Dakota, so he could receive initial treatment, the Times-Union reported.

The campaign delay comes at an important time for Pataki, who is trying to break though in a crowded Republican field for president to replace Barack Obama. He is currently not listed among the top 15 announced and unannounced GOP candidates listed on Real Clear Politics' average of national polls.

Bu he is ahead in one poll.

On Monday, the New York Observer noted that Pataki and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida led all Republicans in a Quinnipiac University poll of the state's party with 11 percent each.

The poll placed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has not yet officially announced, at 10 percent.

"Nobody thinks New York will be a swing state in November 2016, but in a Republican primary, which could count, New York's own Gov. George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Jeb Bush, both from Florida, are the only double-digit finishers in the early going," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, according to the Observer.

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