Deval Patrick for President?

Deval Patrick for President?

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick may run for president in the future.

Published February 24, 2014

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is not ruling out a White House bid just yet, although it likely wouldn't be in 2016. In an interview with Politico on Sunday, Patrick said that "maybe" he could see himself as a national candidate.

"That's a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years and she's a tough one to convince," he said, adding, "Let's just see what time tells."

According to a Boston Globe report, Diane Patrick, who is an attorney, is a "reluctant" political partner who sought treatment for depression because of criticism her husband faced early in his term.

Patrick, whose second term ends in January 2015, is not seeking a third term. He will likely return to his former lucrative career as a corporate attorney. And although he says he'll be taking a break from politics, he may still dabble in it through his political action committee Together PAC.

"I'd like to have another opportunity to serve. I believe in service. I enjoy it," Patrick told Politico. "I also like coming and going, you know, because I think that my private-sector life has contributed to how I think about public-sector challenges and what I do in the public sector."

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