Deval Patrick Reportedly Not Running for President
December 05, 2018 / Michelle Williams
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will not run for president in 2020, according to a new report. Patrick called supporters this week informing them of his decision, Politico reports, citing sources close to the former governor. He was encouraged to seek the office by members of former President Barack Obama's circle. Obama himself reportedly encouraged Patrick to run. He expressed reluctance earlier this year about a presidential run in 2020.