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 PatrickHill TV's Saagar Enjeti slams the media's coverage of Deval Patrick's 2020 campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg to face off with rivals at Nevada debate Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties 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 ToddThe Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Debate focus on spectacle over substance doesn't help pick best candidate The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats duke it out during Nevada debate 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 Ann WarrenThe Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Surging Sanders looks for decisive win in Nevada Bloomberg to do interview with Al Sharpton MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersRussian interference reports rock Capitol Hill The Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Fox's Ingraham mocks DNC over Nevada voting malfunctions: 'Are we a Third World country?' MORE (I-Vt.) have sworn off such super PAC donations and have been leading the field in donations with their grassroots efforts.  

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Fox's Ingraham mocks DNC over Nevada voting malfunctions: 'Are we a Third World country?' At Democratic debate, missed opportunities on immigration 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 TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration 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.