Former two-term Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is jumping into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Patrick announced his candidacy for the White House at a movie on social networking and in an email sent to fans early Thursday.
“I respect and admire the candidates from the Democratic field that bring a richness of ideas and expertise and a depth of personality which makes me pleased to be a Democrat,” Patrick explained. “But when the nature of these candidates is a problem in every single election, this period is all about the nature of the nation.
In the spirit of deep gratitude for all of the nation has contributed to me personally, with a decision to construct a better, more sustainable, more comprehensive American dream for another generation, I’m now announcing my candidacy for president of the USA.”
Patrick is forecast to travel on Thursday to document for the state’s chief. Friday is the final day for candidates to put their names.
The governor mulled building a group of advisers, starting a campaign year and appreciating the backing of a few of the top aides of President Barack Obama. But last year, Patrick declared he would not run, pointing into the”cruelty of the elections process.”
Patrick’s effort is very likely to face barriers, entering the race late in the election cycle and such as fundraising, a scarcity of name recognition. His movement comes to go until the presidential nominating calendar is kicked off by Iowa and New Hampshire.
Patrick served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division from 1994-1997 under President Bill Clinton. He had been elected governor of Massachusetts and re-elected in 2010, the first governor in the history of the commonwealth.
Patrick chose a job with Bain Capital, the investment company that became a responsibility through Romney’s 2012 effort — to Mitt Romney — Patrick’s predecessor as Massachusetts governor after leaving office in 2015. When he enters 2022 race Patrick’s tenure at the company would be in the spotlight.
The information about Patrick leaping to the race broke Wednesday, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — among those co-front-runners from the 2022 Democratic race — was in New Hampshire to document for the first.
2020 Watch-NEW: After filing for #FITN presidential primary ballot, @ewarren -asked by @foxnewspolitics if she's talked to @DevalPatrick & if he runs would it complicate her campaign, Warren says "No, No, & I'm not here to criticize other Democrats" #NHPolitics #ElizabethWarren pic.twitter.com/KN8YVI2JUE
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) November 13, 2019
Warren told Fox News that she had not spoken with Patrick lately and stated”no” when asked when his entrance into the race could complicate her effort. When asked about Patrick’s years working in Bain Capital, Warren replied: “I am not here to criticize other Democrats. I am here to discuss why I am running for president”
Lately, media mogul Mike Bloomberg and billionaire company and former New York City mayor have put his name on the primary ballots in Arkansas and Alabama because he moves closer to launch a White House run.
Sources tell Fox News that it is improbable this week, any presidential statement would be made by Bloomberg.