Tag Archives: Deval Patrick

Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick Announces He Won’t Run For WH In 2020, Cites “Cruelty Of Elections Process”

Just posted to his Facebook page: After a lot of conversation, reflection and prayer, I’ve decided that a 2020 campaign for president is not for me. I’ve been overwhelmed by advice and encouragement from people from all over the country, known and unknown. Humbled, in fact. But knowing that the cruelty of our elections process would ultimately splash back on …

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Obama Meets With Prospective 2020 Dem Presidential Candidates: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Patrick, Others

Well, this is fascinating: Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office. All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, …

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BOSTON: Obama Calls Into Public Radio Show, Chats With Gov. Deval Patrick

Yesterday President Obama surprised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick by calling into the governor’s monthly Boston Public Radio show. “Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I’ve moved down South since that time…” (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Barney Frank: I’m Disappointed

“There was one thing that sort of troubled me in the discussion about it — nobody was particularly quoted; they attributed something to governor’s office and others — was that the governor would want to appoint someone who’s either a minority or a woman. And what troubled me is the question of LGBT people was just kind of swept out. …

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There’ll Be No Sen. Barney Frank

Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick today picked his former chief of staff to temporarily replace Sen. John Kerry in the Senate. “He has been a valued ally to me and our work on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth,” Patrick said at a news conference. “In every step, he has brought preparation, perspective, wisdom, sound judgment, and clarity of purpose.” …

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Barney Frank: I Want To Be Senator

This morning former Rep. Barney Frank told MSNBC that he has asked Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him interim Senator to replace John Kerry. Two weeks ago Frank said he “wouldn’t say no” if Patrick appointed him.  Via Politico: “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It …

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Rep. Barney Frank: I Won’t Say “No” To Taking Interim Senate Appointment

Soon-to-be former Rep. Barney Frank says he wouldn’t turn down an appointment to be the interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry, who was formally nominated for Secretary of State on Friday. “The governor ought to be free to make whatever choices he makes. In Massachusetts, you’re talking about an interim, not a permanent appointment. I certainly would not take on …

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Senator Ted Kennedy Jr.?

The Boston Herald reports that top Massachusetts Democrats are urging Edward Kennedy Jr. to submit himself to replace Sen. John Kerry, who will likely succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. “Several people have approached (Kennedy) about running,” said the source. “They are all mindful that his name is Edward M. Kennedy.” If Teddy Jr. runs, it will be the …

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Obama To Nominate Sen. John Kerry To Replace Secretary Hillary Clinton

No surprise here as Kerry was widely thought to be the favorite, especially after UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name.  Kerry’s nomination should become official sometime in the next week. Kerry, the senior senator from Massachusetts and the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee, is noted for the experience, gravitas and relationship-building skills that could help him succeed as the …

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MA Gov. Deval Patrick – It Gets Better

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MA Gov. Deval Patrick Issues Executive Order Protecting Trans State Workers

Yesterday Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick “quietly” signed an executive order protecting state workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Christian groups have denounced the protection as “the bathroom bill” and are screaming the usual nonsense about men in dresses stalking little girls in public restrooms. “This Executive Order ensures that all employees in the executive branch will continue …

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Kennedy Aide Picked As Replacement

Paul Kirk, a longtime aide to Ted Kennedy, has been chosen by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to be Kennedy’s interim replacement in the U.S. Senate. Kirk was a longtime senior aide to Kennedy and served as chairman of the national Democratic Party in the late 1980s. Patrick is to announce his selection for the Senate seat at 11 a.m. at …

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Massachusetts Senate Repeals Marriage Residency Requirement

Today the Massachusetts Senate repealed the 1913 law limiting marriages performed there to residents of the state. The bill passed by a general voice vote with no objections. The bill now moves to the state House of Representatives where it is expected to pass overwhelmingly. Governor Deval Patrick has promised to approve the bill “proudly”, which will put a recognized-at-home …

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HomoQuotable – Katherine Patrick

“Because, of course, he didn’t know that I was gay then. So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn’t even affect him was just like, ’That’s my dad,’ you know? That’s all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general.” – Katherine Patrick, 18 year old …

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Hillary Camp Says Obama Plagiarized

Hillary Clinton’s communication director is accusing Barack Obama of plagiarizing a speech he gave on Saturday in Wisconsin from one given by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in 2006 Barack Obama: “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream’ – just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ – just words? ‘We …

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