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Patrick Campaign Press Release - Deval Patrick Enters Presidential Race with Nationwide Enthusiasm

November 15, 2019

Yesterday, Deval Patrick, the popular two-term former Governor of Massachusetts, announced his campaign for President of the United States — his campaign was met with nationwide enthusiasm.

In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights over the last 24 hours:

"Deval Patrick Is A Long Shot. But He Does Have A Path To The White House" -WBUR

"You only run for president if you have fire in your own belly. He is not a spontaneous person. He's smart as a whip, analytical, self-aware, and recognizes the challenges. But he has the opportunity to go out and make this case. We'll see in a few months whether it was right." -Valerie Jarrett in the Washington Post

"[Patrick is] eminently qualified, almost as qualified as anyone in the race," said Johnnie Cordero, co-chair of the South Carolina Democratic Black Caucus in Politico.

April Ryan on Twitter:

Meet the Press on Twitter:

"I was there in 2005 and 2006 and saw him go from 3 percent to a runway winner for the nomination. A lot of that had to do with his own personal campaigning, going town to town and meeting to meeting and appealing to people on that basis. It's a very long shot. But you could sort of see the logic of it in his own mind. He has gone from nowhere to election before...If you have seen the magic happen once, that gives you some inspiration." -David Axelrod in the Washington Post

"There's a tiny opening for Deval Patrick, the latest Democrat running for president" -Yahoo Finance

"Unlike most pols, who are kind of the consultant types, his checklist doesn't start with 'can I raise the money and can I put together the organization.' I think the threshold question for him when he ran for governor in 2006 and runs for president now is 'do I feel that I've got a story and a vision to share that I think the American people are interested in.'" -Former Massachusetts Lt Gov. Tim Murray who ran on the ticket with Deval Patrick in 2006 and 2010 in USA Today

"...saying Patrick has nothing to offer in a presidential run, or that he somehow showed up too late, is silly in these days when talking about precedent or the right way to practice politics means nothing, when the guy in the Oval Office spends hours watching "Fox & Friends" and tweeting instead of reading briefing papers or the Constitution." - Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, "On Patrick, conventional wisdom might just be wrong"

Hugh Hewitt on Twitter:

Deval Patrick's optimism and solutions-focused approach to bringing people together to solve big problems is the backbone of this campaign, and he plans to continue focusing on this throughout the weekend in California and Nevada, and early next week in Iowa and South Carolina.

For more information about Deval Patrick's vision for America, visit

Deval Patrick, Patrick Campaign Press Release - Deval Patrick Enters Presidential Race with Nationwide Enthusiasm Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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