Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces Presidential Bid

Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Patrick had said this year that he didn't plan to run for president, concerned for the effects it would have on his family.

Democrats worry if they have a strong contender to defeat the GOP in 2020, and his decision cut close to the New Hampshire filing deadline which is tomorrow. He played up his party in his announcement saying "I respect and admire the candidates...they make me proud to be a Democrat." He added that he wants to create a more inclusive, sustainable American dream for everyone.

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