BREAKING- FAILOR JR LEAVES PATAKI
A key adviser to New York Governor George Pataki's political action committee in Iowa has resigned. Ed Failor Junior, a prominent conservative activist, is a top leader of Iowans for Tax Relief, a conservative anti-tax group.
Pataki is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Failor caused a stir when he joined a list of prominent conservatives who went to work for Pataki's PAC. They made it clear that they were committed only though this year's midterm elections, and the defections began today.
Failor says he'll look over the field of G-O-P candidates and could pick a favorite at some point.
Failor brought an enormous amount of credibility to Pataki. Frankly, Pataki's surge in Iowa was due almost entirely to the respect Failor garners amongst Iowa Republicans and more importantly conservatives. This is a devastating blow to Pataki's campaign.
We'll keep you posted on Failor's motives as this big Iowa story continues to develop.