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 PatrickSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Booker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Krystal Ball: New Biden ad is everything that's wrong with Democrats 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 ToddChuck Todd challenges Cruz after senator pushes theory that Ukraine meddled in election Retiring House Democrat says a Trump reelection would be a 'nightmare scenario' for Congress Cruz on House impeachment inquiry: 'This is 'kangaroo court' 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 WarrenSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' On The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Bill Weld: As many as six GOP senators privately support convicting Trump MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director 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 BidenSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Democrat representing Pennsylvania district Trump carried plans to vote to impeach  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 TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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.