Deval Patrick announces White House bid

Posted On: Nov 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Deval Patrick announces White House bid

BOSTON - Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made his last-minute presidential campaign official on Thursday, posting an announcement video online where he explains the race for the White House is about “more than removing an unpopular and divisive leader." "This won't be easy and it shouldn't be, but I'm placing my faith in the people who feel left out and left back and who just want a fair shot at a better future - not built by somebody better than you, not built for you, but built with you," Patrick said in the video. Patrick laid out a vision for reclaiming the American dream, saying he was given opportunities but sees the path closing off for others. The biographical spot explains how he grew up poor in Chicago, received a scholarship to a prestigious Massachusetts prep school, graduated from Harvard Law School and became the second black governor in the history of the country. News of Patrick's presidential plans broke earlier this week. The decision to jump into the race is a reversal for the...

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