Deval Patrick for President?

The Massachusetts governor isn't ruling out the possibility of running for national office.

Posted: 02/24/2014 12:12 PM EST

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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