Patrick Seeks More Money

Secretary of State William Galvin announced yesterday that he would not be a candidate in next year's gubernatorial race in Massachusetts and will instead run for re-election. This comes as the state's pol's await a decision from Governor Mitt Romney about his political future.

The Democratic party has two declared candidates for governor: Deval Patrick, a former justice department official in the Clinton administration, and Attorney General Thomas Reilly. Patrick has raised more money since July, than Reilly, although Reilly's campaign chest is overwhelmingly larger than Patrick's. According to the Boston Globe, Patrick is on track to end the year with $500,000 in the bank, while Reilly will have nearly $4 million.

Deval Patrick aims to close the gap with fundraisers across the state. Fred Thys recently covered a couple such events and has an update on the Patrick campaign.

This program aired on December 13, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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