Aides to Governor Deval Patrick are tamping down the latest speculation that their boss may be joining the Obama administration. At least one blog puts the Governor on the short list to replace former Senator Tom Daschle, President Obama's first nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. Daschle withdrew yesterday amid questions about unpaid taxes and close ties to health care industry clients. Here's the comment from a spokesman for Governor Patrick; "as the Governor has said countless times, he is staying put and running for re-election."
This program aired on February 4, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.