Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joins CBS News as contributor

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joins CBS News as contributor
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is joining CBS News as a political contributor, according to a network announcement on Friday.

Patrick, 63, served as governor from 2007 to 2015. There was some speculation that he would run for president in 2016, but he decided against it.

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"In office, he made education, innovation and infrastructure the centerpiece of his recovery strategy after the Great Recession, implementing significant reforms, driving record-breaking growth and opportunity, and achieving nation-leading results," reads the CBS announcement.
 
"Before entering politics, he was a senior executive and general counsel in two Fortune 500 companies, a member of other large and small company boards, and a partner in two Boston-based business law firms. Early in his career, he was an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where he focused on death penalty appeals and voting rights cases," the release added.
 
Patrick is currently a managing director and co-managing partner of Bain Capital Double Impact, a company that was co-founded by Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Missouri man latest to die of vaping-related illness Senators draft bipartisan bill to ban flavored e-cigarettes MORE (R-Utah), a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. 

The news comes one day after CBS News announced it signed former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it Sanders hits 1 million donors Democrats will not beat Trump without moderate policy ideas MORE 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump faces difficult balancing act with reelection campaign Republicans wary of US action on Iran California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE's (R-Fla.) 2016 campaign manager Terry Sullivan as contributors.