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Politics Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: ‘This Won’t Be Easy, and It Shouldn’t Be’

15:20  14 november  2019
15:20  14 november  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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  Hillary Clinton says 'many, many, many people' want her to join 2020 Democratic primary Hillary Clinton continued to stir speculation on Tuesday that she could make a late entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, saying “many, many, many people” are pressuring her to consider a third run for the White House. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The former secretary of state said during an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live that she hasn't ruled out joining the already-crowded Democratic fray looking to be the nominee to challenge President Trump in next year’s general election.

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts officially entered the presidential race on Thursday, adding an 18th candidate and an 11th-hour twist to a turbulent Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.

Deval Patrick , the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the state's first black chief executive, formally announced a bid for the Democratic Deval Patrick upon arrival on Air Force One at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston. "We will build as we climb this won ' t be easy ."

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts officially entered the presidential race on Thursday, adding an 18th candidate and an 11th-hour twist to a turbulent Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.

Deval Patrick wearing a suit and tie: Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, released a video announcing his presidential run.© Allison Farrand for The New York Times Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, released a video announcing his presidential run.

Mr. Patrick’s announcement, which he had signaled this week, came in the form of a video he released early Thursday morning. In it, he offered his reasons for joining the race after having passed on a White House bid a year ago, saying he was running for people who “feel left out” and want a future “not built by somebody better than you, not built for you, but built with you.”

Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

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

Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race , according Joining the campaign less than three months before the first votes are cast in Iowa, at a moment when His task won ’ t be easy . Mr. Patrick enters the race with little organization, no

Patrick believes he can appeal to both moderates and liberals in a move that reflects centrist fears over lackluster Biden campaign.

“I admire and respect the candidates in the Democratic field,” he said. “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. This time is about whether the day after the election, America will keep her promises. This time is about more than removing an unpopular and divisive leader, as important as that is, but about delivering instead for you.”

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Mr. Patrick, 63, who served two terms as governor and is one of the highest-profile black leaders in the Democratic Party, is expected to appear on “CBS This Morning” later Thursday and offer additional details about his run.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces presidential bid

  Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces presidential bid His late entry presents big hurdles, both in fundraising and in building a campaign organization.His decision to enter the primary comes against the backdrop of the realities of the political calendar — the filing deadline in all-important New Hampshire is Friday — as well as continued consternation from some Democrats about whether the current field presents viable options to beat President Donald Trump in 2020.

Patrick , a close ally of Barack Obama, joins Democrats vying for the presidential nomination to take on Donald Trump.

Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, who could jump into the race as soon as this week. Mr. Patrick and his allies have been reaching out to Democrats in the It is a reflection of the unsettled nature of the Democratic race that both men may join the primary fray so late. But Mr. Patrick and Mr. Bloomberg

Then he will head to New Hampshire’s State House to file paperwork to be on the primary ballot there — one day before the deadline — before moving on to California, Nevada, Iowa and South Carolina, according to a Democrat familiar with his plans.

His late entry to the race will present Mr. Patrick with an uphill climb to the nomination. He will start with zero campaign cash, little organization and none of the polling numbers he needs to qualify for a debate.

He has waited so long that nine other Democratic hopefuls have already come and gone, part of the biggest presidential field in modern political history. He will have much less time to work with than his close friend Barack Obama did in his first presidential campaign, when he started his run 11 months before the Iowa caucuses.

And yet, Mr. Patrick may not be the last person to enter the contest; Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, has also taken steps toward entering the Democratic primary after initially ruling it out.

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Deval Patrick speaks on stage at The Jefferson Awards Foundation 2017 DC National Ceremony on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.By Larry French/Getty Images/The Jefferson Awards Foundation. Michael Bloomberg's public consideration of a last-minute 2020 run may have started a trend.

Deval Patrick is telling allies that he will join the 2020 presidential race , says people familiar with his plans. The moves reflect uncertainty about the direction of the Democratic contest. Joe Biden entered the race as the front-runner and maintains significant support from black voters, whose backing is

The moves by both men reflect unease among some Democrats around the current state of the race and underscore the fact that no candidate has yet emerged as a dominant force. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been a mainstay at or near the top of the polls but has not pulled away from leading progressives like Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, or more moderate alternatives such as Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Still, polls have shown that Democratic voters have mostly been satisfied with their options in the field.

In recent days, as Mr. Patrick has begun to disclose his plans, he has told advisers that he hopes to appeal to a wide swath of voters, bridging ideological and demographic divisions that have cleaved the party in the primary campaign so far.

Mr. Patrick grew up poor on Chicago’s South Side, went to Harvard for undergraduate studies and law school and then worked for the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund. While there, he sued Bill Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, in a voting case. He later worked for President Clinton’s Justice Department.

Why do Democrats need Deval Patrick?

  Why do Democrats need Deval Patrick? A latecomer has no better chance than the existing candidates.Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign with a video echoing the theme of several candidates already in the race: We must look to the future after President Trump.

Deval Patrick , the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, said Thursday morning that he would not be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 , blaming the “cruelty of our elections process” and how it could affect his loved ones.

Deval Patrick joins Michael Bloomberg in taking steps to campaign as a left of center alternative to Biden, Sanders and Warren in 2020 . Patrick , who was the governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015, carries his own baggage into presidential race as a managing director at investment firm Bain

After turning his career to the private sector — he worked as general counsel at Texaco and later took a top position at Coca-Cola — he won the governorship in 2006 as a political outsider with grass-roots support from progressives. After leaving office in 2015, he joined Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Senator Mitt Romney of Utah co-founded, an association that has already started to draw fire from some critics.

Mr. Patrick told The Boston Globe on Wednesday night that he had resigned from Bain, effective that day. He also said he had spoken with Mr. Obama on Wednesday and that the former president had offered him advice.

Abe Rakov, who recently worked for former Representative Beto O’Rourke’s now-defunct presidential campaign, will be Mr. Patrick’s campaign manager.

Last year, when deciding to forgo a presidential run, Mr. Patrick blamed what he said was the “cruelty of our elections process,” and noted that his wife, Diane, had recently been given a cancer diagnosis. She is now healthy.

“I wanted to run from the start,” Mr. Patrick told The Globe.

In his announcement video, he offered a hint of what he hoped would be a unifying message in the weeks ahead.

“We will build as we climb, to welcome other teachers and learners, other seekers of a better way and builders of a better future,” he said. “This won’t be easy, and it shouldn’t be.”

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