Patrick says he won't stop super PAC funding for his campaign

Patrick says he won't stop super PAC funding for his campaign
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race MORE (D) said he's willing to accept super PAC money for his presidential bid as a way to catch up to his primary opponents after his late entry in the race. 

Patric said Sunday he's not "crazy about super PAC" money, but would not stop any that form to fund his campaign. 

"Look, I, we need to do some catch up. I think we need to follow and find all sorts of above board strategies to do that," Patrick said on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

"If there's a super PAC that supports you, you’re not going to tell them to stop?" NBC's Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddCoronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Dr. Tom Inglesby Gottlieb calls for CDC to have 'elevated' role in coronavirus fight Navarro: CDC 'really let the country down with the testing' MORE asked. 

"No I’m not," Patrick responded.

"I will say that I would like to see any contributions to such a PAC fully disclosed...if there is going to be Super PAC money that supports me it should all be, the sources of that should be fully disclosed," he added. 

Top tier progressive candidates Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPress: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE (I-Vt.) have sworn off such super PAC donations and have been leading the field in donations with their grassroots efforts.  

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE's campaign was criticized last month after he signaled an openness to accepting super PAC money, though he said would still work to end the use of Super PACs should he win the presidency.

“In this time of political crisis, it is not surprising that those who are dedicated to defeating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE are organizing in every way permitted by current law to bring an end to his disastrous presidency,” Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield said in October. “Nothing changes unless we defeat Donald Trump.” 

Patrick announced his presidential bid last week.