Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick jumps into Democratic presidential race, swelling field

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday said he was seeking the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination despite an already crowded race in an effort to bring a divided country – and splintering political party – together.

Patrick, a 63-year-old African-American and close ally of former President Barack Obama, said he respected the field of nearly 20 Democrats seeking to challenge Republican Donald Trump in next November’s election.

…He previously served as assistant attorney general for civil rights under former Democratic President Bill Clinton. In 2014, Obama told a Boston television station that Patrick would make “a great president or vice president.”

 

 

 

 

 

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