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.


"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 RomneyThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Falling investment revives attacks against Trump's tax cuts GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week MORE (R-Utah), a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. 

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