Taxpayer activist Robert L. Schulz, who won fame by challenging the legality of New York State's bonding practices, is now drawing considerable attention as a potential gubernatorial candidate.

On Wednesday, state Republican candidate George Pataki invited Schulz to meet with him to discuss state politics and efforts to place Schulz on the ballot as a candidate for governor. Supporters are gathering ballot-qualifying petitions for Schulz. During the meeting, Pataki asked the retired engineer to withdraw from the race.

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