POLITICO reports that Deval Patrick will not run for President in 2020.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to skip a 2020 presidential run came down to the impact the "cruelty of our elections process" would have on the people close to him, he said in a statement published Thursday morning.
"I’ve been overwhelmed by advice and encouragement from people from all over the country, known and unknown. Humbled, in fact," Patrick said in a statement posted to Facebook. "But knowing that the cruelty of our elections process would ultimately splash back on people whom Diane and I love, but who hadn’t signed up for the journey, was more than I could ask."