GETTYBarack Obama has been encouraging Deval Patrick to run in the 2020 presidential elections
The former president’s strategist David Axelrod has reportedly had several conversations with Deval Patrick about running and potential strategies for the Democratic primaries ahead of the election.
And Mr Obama has also reportedly encouraged the former Massachusetts governor to think about making a tilt for the White House.
It is believed that with Obama’s backing, Mr Patrick could be a favourite win the Democrat’s presidential candidacy.
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Mr Patrick has also not ruled out running, according to Politico, amid speculation Donald Trump will seek re-election in 2020.
The former governor said: “I’m trying to think about how to be helpful, because I care about the country, and I’m a patriot first.
“It’s way, way too soon to be making plans for 2020. So I’ll just leave it at that.”
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