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Politics Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

01:57  14 november  2019
01:57  14 november  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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NEW ORLEANS — Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race , according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary.

Patrick believes he can appeal to both moderates and liberals in a move that reflects centrist fears over lackluster Biden campaign. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP. The former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has told Democratic party leaders and confidants that he will run for president and

NEW ORLEANS — Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race, according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary.

Deval Patrick wearing a suit and tie: Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, hopes to bridge the divisions that have shaped the contest so far.© Allison Farrand for The New York Times Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, hopes to bridge the divisions that have shaped the contest so far.

Mr. Patrick was calling a list of Democrats to inform them of his decision and is expected to begin his campaign with a video before appearing in person in New Hampshire to file his paperwork to be on the primary ballot there. He did not immediately reply to a text message.

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Deval Patrick , who last year said he would not run for president , is looking at making an eleventh-hour entry into the 2020 Democratic primary, according to a published report. The former governor has alerted Democratic insiders that he ’s eyeing a run , the New York Times reported Monday.

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has told Democratic officials that he is considering making a last-minute entry into the 2020 presidential race , according to two Democrats with knowledge of the conversations

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Joining the campaign less than three months before the first votes are cast in Iowa, at a moment when candidates are usually dropping out and not jumping in, Mr. Patrick will face long odds. Yet his decision to run reflects the fractured nature of the Democratic race at a moment when Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, has also taken steps to enter the primary.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has proved more durable than dominant, at or near the top in polls of most early-nominating states, but unable to seize control of the race against unexpected moderate alternatives such as Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. And the two leading progressives, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have shown fund-raising strength but have not yet broadened their appeal enough to emerge as consensus candidates.

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Deval Patrick is telling friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday that he has made a decision to run for president , two people Plans for the timing of his formal announcement are still in flux, with attention on impeachment, but Patrick is likely to reveal his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential

Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is telling top Democrats that he plans to make a last-minute entrance into the presidential race Patrick has in recent years been working for Bain Capital, the firm that Mitt Romney was attacked for being connected to during his presidential run in 2012.

In his conversations with Democrats this week, Mr. Patrick acknowledged the scale of the challenge he faces by getting in this late. But he has received encouragement from some in the party who believe the race remains unsettled — and that he could prove a formidable candidate. Mr. Patrick hopes to bridge the divisions that have shaped the contest so far, appealing to centrists and liberals, white and nonwhite voters and across generational and economic lines in a way none of the candidates have been able to do. A close friend of former President Barack Obama, he has told advisers that he envisions a campaign similar to Mr. Obama’s 2008 bid, focusing more on bringing people together and healing the country than making a particular ideological case.

Mr. Patrick traveled to some early nominating states in 2018 before deciding against a campaign this time last year. While he said then that his decision owed in part to the “cruelty of our elections process,” as he put it, his wife, Diane, had also recently been given a cancer diagnosis. She is now healthy.

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Topline: Former Democratic Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering a presidential Patrick ruled out running for president last year, but has since reconsidered because he doesn’t Patrick also thinks he can unite progressive and moderate Democrats , the New York Times reported.

Deval Patrick is the latest Democrat to consider joining the 2020 Democratic presidential primary fray, with sources close to the politician telling the Associated Press he is mulling a White House run . Patrick ruled out a run earlier this year but has since been talking with Democratic operatives and

Mr. Patrick is likely to train his initial focus on New Hampshire, where he is known by some voters for serving two terms as governor across the state line. And as the second elected black governor in the country’s history, he is hoping for a strong showing in South Carolina, where African-American voters will likely decide the primary.

His task won’t be easy. Mr. Patrick enters the race with little organization, no campaign cash and an imperative to gather both as he also tries to appeal to voters in a contest where Super Tuesday takes place in early March, immediately after the first four nominating states. It’s also unclear when, or if, he’ll qualify for a debate.

He has missed the filing deadlines in two states, Alabama and Arkansas, so he begins at a disadvantage should the primary evolve into a marathon where every delegate is crucial. And he’s already started to draw fire from liberal critics for his current post at Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Senator Mitt Romney of Utah co-founded and led, and that Democrats assailed Mr. Romney for when he ran for president in 2012.

There is also the more fundamental question of whether there’s even an opening for a new candidate. Polls of Democratic voters indicate that they’re mostly satisfied with what’s still an unusually large field of contenders.

Yet while even Mr. Patrick’s most ardent admirers allow that he faces long odds, they believe that the splintered nature of the race calls out for an upbeat and consensus-oriented candidate.

“If anybody is capable of catching lighting in a bottle, it’s him,” said Tim Murray, a former mayor of Worcester, Mass., who served as Mr. Patrick’s lieutenant governor.

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