Buttonholed by some reporters while on a visit to Martha's Vineyard, Deval Patrick had this to say about his reelection bid, as reported by the Vineyard Gazette:
As for why he is seeking a second term in office, Mr. Patrick went down the list: “For me, it’s about finishing what we started,” he said, adding: “There’s still a lot of people out of work . . . We’ve had our students perform at the top of the nation in student achievement, and have for each of the last three years. And we have some tools now . . . to close the achievement gap but we still have an achievement gap we need to close. Ninety seven and a half per cent of our residents have health insurance, more than any other state in America, but it still costs too much and we need to get those costs down.
This program aired on August 24, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.