Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Thursday suggested he might explore a run for the White House. 

"There are a lot of people who have asked me to think about it," Patrick said during a taping of WCVB-TV's “On The Record.” "I'm under no illusions. It's a huge decision, not just for me but for my family.

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"Maybe, but not right away," he added, when pressed on his intentions.

It’s unclear if Patrick, 58, would launch a campaign for 2016 or wait for a later presidential election.

The Democratic governor touted his record managing Massachusetts. 

"I will say that after having managed the commonwealth through the worst economic downturn in living history and through a terrorist attack, being first in the nation in education, healthcare coverage and veterans' services and clean tech and so forth, that's a pretty good management record,” he said.

Patrick has served as governor since 2007 and decided earlier this year he would not seek reelection. The state’s primary is scheduled for next Tuesday. 

In March, President Obama said Patrick would make a "great president" if he chose to run.