From NY Magazine:
Could Governor David Paterson's plummeting poll numbers tempt George Pataki to try to win back his old job? Pataki, who was reportedly considering a 2010 Senate run, is also mulling a Republican gubernatorial effort, according to a New York City lawmaker. "I heard he's looking at it. He hasn't made any determination," says State Senator Marty Golden, a Republican from Brooklyn, who is friendly with the former governor. "Pataki in this vacuum setting would be good."