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71st Governor of Massachusetts

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Deval Patrick: 71st Governor of Massachusetts
Deval Laurdine Patrick is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman who served as the 71st governor of Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2015. He was first elected in 2006, succeeding Mitt Romney, who chose not to run for reelection to focus on his presidential campaign. He was reelected in 2010. He was the first African American Governor of Massachusetts. A Democrat, Patrick served from 1994 to 1997 as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division under President Bill Clinton. He was briefly a candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.


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Deval Patrick on why he can "break through" crowded 2020 field

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Factbox: Nineteen Democrats, three Republicans eye U.S. presidential nominations

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Democratic presidential field swells as Massachusetts' Patrick jumps in

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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Deval Patrick expected to announce candidacy

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Deval Patrick to announce run for president

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Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick joining race for White House: reports

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has told supporters he will join the Democratic race and run for president, media outlets including the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
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Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

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"There are differences in how the candidates view their policy choices and their policy proposals and that is all fare game, but it doesn't have to be trivialized," said Patrick
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