The former Massachusetts governor joins the crowded field of Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination.
First he definitely wasn’t, then he was rumored to be considering it, and now it’s official: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is running for president.
Patrick announced he’s joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, a day after notifying senior party members of his intentions, reported The New York Times and CNN.
“I admire and respect the candidates in the Democratic field,” Patrick, 63, said in his video. “They bring a richness of ideas and experience and a depth of character that makes me proud to be a Democrat. But if the character of the candidates is an issue in every election, this time is about the character of the country.”
In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build a better, more sustainable, more inclusive American dream for the next generation, I am today announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.Deval Patrick ✔@DevalPatrick
In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build