Patrick a year ago defended his work at Bain Capital, telling CNN: "I've never taken a job where I've left my conscience at the door, and I haven't started now".
Patrick, a 63-year-old African-American and close ally of former President Barack Obama, said he respected the field of almost 20 Democrats seeking to challenge Republican Donald Trump in next November's election.
This question is particularly acute for Patrick because, although he has always been thought of as a potentially strong presidential candidate, on economic issues his profile is not exactly built to warm the hearts of the Democratic base. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world. Even 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton this week said in a BBC interview that she is "under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it", adding that she has no such plans but still would "never, never, never say never".
Bloomberg, for his part, plans to skip the four traditional early-state contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and SC, where candidates have camped out for months to make their case to voters.
He doesn't come right out and say it anywhere, but clearly, with a smorgasbord of candidates already in the race, Patrick seems to think he can somehow brush them all aside and convince voters that he and he alone is the candidate to take on President Trump. He will start with zero campaign cash, little organization and none of the polling numbers he needs to qualify for a debate.
Patrick's late entry comes after he announced nearly a year ago he wouldn't run for the White House, writing in a Facebook post he anxious "the cruelty of our elections process" could harm his family and friends.
The 63-year-old Patrick is said to be a close ally of former president Barack Obama.
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Prior to entering the race, Patrick consulted with those who've done so before.
Patrick said he also believes he can be competitive in SC, a state where former Vice President Joe Biden has a foothold.
So far, it's Biden who has had the strongest appeal with black voters, one of the most important constituencies in Democratic politics. He said that he was the first in his family to go to college and law school, hitting hard the idea of the "American dream" that he said has become harder to achieve. Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
After leaving office in 2015, Patrick, a close friend and ally of former President Barack Obama, joined a private equity firm co-founded by Mitt Romney, a former governor for MA himself and now a senator from Utah.
Mr. Patrick told The Boston Globe on Wednesday night that he had resigned from Bain, effective that day. He was also an early supporter of Obama.
Patrick announced in a video that he is formally in contention for the presidential nomination. She is now healthy. "If running for president is a Hail Mary under any circumstances, this is like a Hail Mary from two stadiums over".
In his announcement video, he offered a hint of what he hoped would be a unifying message in the weeks ahead.