- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 9, 2014

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday that he plans to step away from politics completely and enter the private sector after the election, despite rumors that he could take over for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

“The promise I made to my wife and my family was that I would serve two terms if the people would have me, and after those two terms I would go back to the private sector,” Mr. Patrick said in a radio interview with Boston’s WGBH News.

Although he said he had not decided on his next career move, Mr. Patrick joked that he wants to be an architect.

Mr. Patrick, who has been rumored to be considering running for the Democratic nomination in 2016, admitted that the president had reached out to him to consider the position in the past.

“The president and his staff and I have talked about this thing over the years,” Mr. Patrick said. “I’m very supportive of the president and the administration, as you know, and as I’ve said before I think I can help just as well — maybe better, in some respects — from the position I have.”



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