Deval Patrick

Presidential Politics

Feb 13, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at an Ohio workers town hall meeting, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Warren, Ohio. Sanders also spoke in near-by Lordstown.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders was the winner of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire. Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a great night too, surging past former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to finish third.

Deval Patrick, a former Massachusetts governor who jumped into the Democratic presidential primary months after most of his competitors did, has now ended that bid.

Patrick announced his decision on Wednesday, a day after the New Hampshire primary.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University.
John Minchillo / AP

Fourteen candidates have filed for the Democratic primary for Ohio's 2020 primary ballot, and there will also be a Republican challenger to President Donald Trump on that ballot.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is officially joining the 2020 Democratic presidential race less than three months before voters start casting ballots.

"I admire and respect the candidates in the Democratic field. They bring a richness of ideas and experiences and depth of character that makes me proud to be a Democrat. But if the character of the candidates is an issue in every election, this time is about the character of the country," Patrick said in an announcement video published online Thursday morning.