Our inbox is getting filled up with lots of statements on the passing of Ed Koch.

This one just came in from former Governor George Pataki who received Koch’s endorsement when he ran for Governor for the first time in 1994, unseating Mario Cuomo.

“The ‘elevator’ of life, like politics has its ups and downs and no one enjoyed the ride more than our great Mayor, Ed Koch. From his outspoken honesty, to his great New York accent, Hizzoner was larger than life. His wit, his wisdom, his candor and his irrepressible spirit will be sorely missed. I was so happy to call him friend and share the ride.”