The governor will leave office next year to take a break from politics. However, according to Politico, he has not ruled out the possibility of seeking the highest office eventually.
"That's a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years and she's a tough one to convince," Patrick said.
He made the comments at the Governor's Office Conference in Washington, D.C.
Earlier in the night, President Obama spoke about Governor Patrick while reflecting on the marathon bombing.
“I'm thinking about moments I've spent with so many of you during the course of the year. With Governor Patrick at a hospital in Boston, seeing the survivors of the Boston bombing, seeing them fight through their wounds, determined to return to their families. But also realizing that a lot of lives were saved because of the preparations federal and state and local officials carried out beforehand,” Obama said.
There is no statement from the Governor's office.
Governor Patrick is the third Massachusetts politician to already step away from a possible 2016 presidential run. Mitt Romney and Senator Elizabeth Warren said they will not run.
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