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Patrick's first win: Not getting booed at California's Democratic convention

8 monthes ago   |   By Politico

LONG BEACH, Calif. - It was an inauspicious start for Deval Patrick, debuting his presidential campaign to polite, but conspicuously muted applause. Yet it could have been so much worse: In the first major speech of his nascent campaign, Patrick wasn't widely booed Saturday by the progressive activists of the California Democratic Party. That in itself was an accomplishment at an annual state party convention where many moderate Democrats have been heckled in the past - among them, former Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Instead, speaking inside a cavernous arena here, the...
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