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Pataki for President? He won't be endorsing Perry Saturday

A George Pataki spokesman told NBC News that the former New York governor will not endorse Rick Perry during his appearance in Iowa Saturday, continuing to leave the door open to speculation he could soon announce a presidential bid.

Pataki and Perry will both be at the Polk County Picnic in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday. In response to a question about whether Pataki could use the event to endorse Perry, Pataki spokesman David Catalfamo said, "I can definitively put that rumor to rest."

The early makings of a Pataki presidential website was accidentally made public yesterday. It was scrubbed after media reports revealed its existence.