Pataki seeks out minority voters in first Iowa stops

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

In his first trip to Iowa since announcing he would run for president, former New York Gov. George Pataki made stops in the Des Moines area Thursday that focused on minority voters.

He started off the day at a lunch meeting with Hispanic business leaders before doing a radio interview with Spanish-language station La Reina Radio KDLF.

During his last public stop of the day, Pataki met with immigrants from Iraq, Nigeria and other African nations at Zion Lutheran Church.

"Too often politicians look to divide people for political benefit, and it starts at the top," Pataki said during the lunch meeting. "To be perfectly honest, I think this administration has polarized race relations in a way that didn't exist before this presidency."

At his first stop, he highlighted many of his...

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