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Pataki sees GOP unity on core issues

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he'll tell Iowa activists that Republicans can find unity and electoral success by focusing on pocketbook issues that appeal to the middle class.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Pataki argued there's broad agreement the party should focus on creating jobs, cutting taxes and maintaining strong national security. He spoke soon after arriving in eastern Iowa, where he'll speak at a Republican Party fundraiser in Bettendorf.

Pataki flirted with a run for the GOP presidential nomination in the last election, and like many politicians his visit to the state where caucuses launch the presidential nominating process raises questions about his intentions.

Pataki says it's too early to think about the 2012 election and that he's focused on next year's midterm races.

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