Patrick Denies Senate Run: 'I Have The Job I Want'

Once again, Gov. Deval Patrick is shooting down suggestions that he's planning a run for the U.S. Senate. Patrick, promoting his memoir on the Today Show, repeatedly denied any intention to raise his national profile.

"Everyone presumes, just as you say, that a governor who writes a book is either preparing for a campaign or settling political scores. I am running for nothing. I have the job I want," Patrick told NBC's Matt Lauer.

Patrick did say he will campaign for President Obama's re-election in 2012, focusing on defending the state's health care law, seen as a model for the national health care plan.


This program aired on April 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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