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 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) 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.


"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 RomneyDemocrats broaden probe into firing of State Department watchdog Coronavirus and America's economic miracle Former Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project 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 ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' MORE 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSchumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe Trump administration designates B of PPP funds for community lenders The Memo: Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies MORE's (R-Fla.) 2016 campaign manager Terry Sullivan as contributors.