Deval Patrick Preparing Presidential Bid

Via The Washington Examiner:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has told fellow Democrats he’s entering the crowded presidential fray, according to multiple reports.

Patrick, 63, who was governor from 2007 to 2015, is expected to announce his White House bid later this week. He’ll then travel to neighboring New Hampshire to file for that state’s primary. The registration deadline is Friday.

On Wednesday, Patrick addressed a conference sponosred Bain Capital, where he is now a managing director. Like New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker or Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, Patrick’s connection to the investment firm may provide an early funding lifeline for his presidential run — but also a liability as many Democratic voters prefer the progressive message of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In December 2017, however, Patrick said he would not seek his party’s nomination this year.