Former two-term Massachusetts Gov.
Deval Patrick has entered the Democratic presidential nomination race.
Patrick declared his candidacy to the White House in an email to supporters and at a social networking movie.
Patrick said, “I admire and respect the Democratic candidates that bring a richness in ideas and expertise, and a depth personality which makes it enjoyable to be a Democrat.” This period is about the nation’s nature, not the candidates.
With deep gratitude for the nation’s contributions to me, and a determination to build a better, more durable, more comprehensive American dream for another generation of Americans, I am now announcing that I will be running for President of the USA.
Patrick is expected to travel to the state on Thursday to report for the chief. Friday is the last day candidates can put their name.
He considered forming a team of advisers and starting a campaign year. He also appreciated the support of some of President Barack Obama’s top aides. Last year, Patrick said he wouldn’t run for office, pointing to the “cruelty” of the election process.
Patrick’s efforts are likely to be hampered by his late entry into the race and other obstacles such as fundraising and a lack of name recognition. His movement will continue until New Hampshire and Iowa start the presidential nominations calendar.
From 1994-1997, Patrick was the U.S. Assistant attorney general for Civil Rights Division under President Bill Clinton. He was elected governor of Massachusetts in 1994 and re-elected as governor in 2010.
Patrick chose to work at Bain Capital, an investment company that was made a responsibility by Romney’s 2012 effort. Patrick’s tenure with the company will be highlighted when he runs for the 2022 election.
Tuesday’s news about Patrick jumping to the race was broken by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts — one of the co-front-runners in the 2022 Democratic election — who was in New Hampshire to document the first.
Fox News asked Warren if she had spoken to Patrick recently and Warren replied “no” when asked if Patrick’s entry into the race might complicate her efforts. Warren said nothing about Patrick’s time at Bain Capital and that she was not here to criticize any Democrats. “I am here to talk about why I am running for president.”
In order to get closer to a White House campaign, Mike Bloomberg, media mogul and former New York City mayor, and his billionaire business partner, have been putting their names on the primary ballots of Arkansas and Alabama.
Fox News sources tell Fox News that Bloomberg would make any statement regarding the presidency, although it seems unlikely this week.