Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick plans to run for president also has been making calls for allies lately to allow them to understand two sources with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday.
His decision to enter the Democratic primary comes from the background of the realities of the political calendar — that the filing deadline at all-important New Hampshire is Friday — and continuing consternation from some Democrats regarding whether the present field presents viable choices to conquer President Donald Trump at 2020.
Patrick ruled out a presidential bid before this season, telling NBC10 in the time he had questions about the parting of an effort and the effects of this on his loved ones.
Should the former Massachusetts governor, who served from 2007 to 2015, leap to the race, the overdue entrance presents large hurdles, both in finance and once it comes to creating a campaign organization that could keep pace with other candidates who’ve been operating for nearly a year.
Patrick is not the only Democrat mulling a late entrance to the race. He’s already registered in Arkansas and Alabama, a movement intended to keep his options open when he decides to run.