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Deval Patrick opens door to possible presidential run

Feb. 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, in Washington for a National Governors Association meeting, said he would consider running for president but not in 2016.

Patrick told Politico he would consider a presidential campaign sometime after 2016, provided his wife agreed.

"That's a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years and she's a tough one to convince," Patrick said.

Patrick is midway through his second term in office and has ruled out running for a third in 2016. Instead, he plans to return to the private sector, where he was a lucrative corporate attorney before running for and winning the Bay State's top job in 2008.

He has ruled out a potential 2016 presidential run, but he said that might not always be the case.

"I'd like to have another opportunity to serve. I believe in service. I enjoy it," the governor said. "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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