Former New York Gov. George Pataki will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN.
Pataki, who had been flirting with a White House bid for months, was scheduled to appear this weekend in the key early voting state of Iowa.
Speculation was that the former three-term governor would announce his candidacy Saturday at the Polk County Republican fundraiser.
But the source said that Pataki, who seriously considered running, has decided instead to forgo a run for the GOP nomination.