in the vicinityVideoDeval Patrick officially announces 2020 run
This comes after the former mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, is for potential input to the 2020 race; national political reporter Paul Steinhauser weighs.
MANCHESTER, N. H. – Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended his long-shot White house bid on Wednesday, a day after a dismal showing in the New Hampshire presidential primary.
“The vote in New Hampshire last night was not enough for us to create the practical wind go back to the campaign in the next round of voting. So I decided the suspension of the campaign, effective immediately,” Patrick said in a statement.
Although he is relatively well known in New Hampshire as the two-term Governor from a neighboring state and he struggled greatly in the first-in-the-nation primary, since his candidacy was declared in mid-November — Patrick grabbed less than 1 percent of the vote, according to the latest results. His departure means that there are any other African-Americans in the race.
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The former Governor of mulled wine starts an election campaign in the year 2018, the Assembly of a team of consultants and enjoy the support of the former President Barack Obama’s top political adviser. But at the end of 2018, Patrick announced he would not run, and points to the “cruelty of our elections process,” as well as his wife, the diagnosis of cervical cancer.
But 11 months later – after his wife’s cancer-free – he started his campaign in the late 2020 cycle.
Patrick pushed back against the media narrative, the compete he announced his candidacy for the White house too late to be successful.
In his announcement, he stressed the exit, Patrick, that “many have pointed out in the media to the fact that I was in the race too late.’ As a direct and limiting the consequence, I have a lot of people made in the election campaign, the complain how they wanted it, I was in the race faster. I hope, you know, I’m in this race, if I could, and not a moment before I should have.”
He stressed that “we can’t keep, not to be confused media narratives for policy results. Political results are completely up to the voters.”
Patrick served as a U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division from 1994 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2006 and again in 2010, the first black Governor in the commonwealth’s history.
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After leaving office in 2015, Patrick took a job at Bain Capital, the Boston-based private investment company, has been a liability for Mitt Romney, Patrick’s predecessor as Governor of Massachusetts during Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.