WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
That’s according to people with knowledge of Patrick’s deliberations, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Patrick ruled out a run earlier this year but has since been talking with Democratic operatives and donors about launching a campaign. His deliberations come as some Democrats express uncertainty about the party’s current crop of contenders.
Patrick has not made a final decision on whether to run and faces fast-approaching deadlines to get on the ballot in key states.
Patrick is a close ally of former President Barack Obama. He made history as Massachusetts’ first black governor, serving from 2007 to 2015.