- The Washington Times - Monday, November 11, 2019

First Michael Bloomberg, now Deval Patrick.

According to reports Monday in The New York Times and Boston Globe, Mr. Patrick, a former Massachusetts governor, is considering a late entry into the Democratic presidential primary.

Mr. Patrick is “likely to announce he’s in this week,” the Globe reported, citing “a person familiar with his plans.”

A decision from Mr. Patrick would have to come this week as the deadline for a formal filing to get on the ballot in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is Friday.

Citing “two Democrats with knowledge of the conversations,” the Times reported that Mr. Patrick has told party leaders that none of the declared candidates have established momentum with the Iowa caucuses just three months away.

He has sent feelers to prominent Democrats in the early-voting states alerting them of a possible run, the Times reported.


• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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