Deval Patrick former Massachusetts Gov. told his friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday. That he has made a decision to run for president.
Plans for the timing of his formal announcement were still in flux Wednesday. With attention on the impeachment, but a source familiar with the plans tells CNN that Patrick will officially file for the New Hampshire primary on Thursday in Concord after he appears on “CBS This Morning.”
The odds may incredibly steep for a late entrant like Patrick. He is not well known nationally and does not have much wealth to finance a campaign to run for president of the United States. He also missed the deadline to appear on the primary ballot in Arkansas and Alabama. Now, the deadline to file in New Hampshire is on Friday.
Who is Deval Patrick?
Deval Patrick, age 63, served as Massachusetts governor for two terms, from 2007 to 2015. And recently was a managing director at Bain Capital, a private equity firm.
Patrick is a notable African-American in the Democratic party and had been fairly considered a viable candidate for president. Given his past work as a prosecutor, his ties to former President Barack Obama. He said last December that he would not run, but now we’ll see how things will go along with him.