Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt
June 6th, 2013
11:32 AM ET
11 months ago

Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt

(CNN) - Can you blame him?

In a rare admission by a politician, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said he got "quite drunk" the night after suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured at the end of a dramatic, daylong manhunt.
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Kerry's Senate replacement has the 'cool' factor
January 30th, 2013
12:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Kerry's Senate replacement has the 'cool' factor

(CNN) - The newest member of the U.S. Senate is "cool."

So say the governor and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.
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Filed under: Deval Patrick • John Kerry • Massachusetts
Massachusetts likely to hold special election on June 25
January 28th, 2013
03:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Massachusetts likely to hold special election on June 25

(CNN) – June 25 marks the "probable" date for the special election to replace Democratic Sen. John Kerry, William F. Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth, told CNN Monday.

As the president's pick for U.S. secretary of state, Kerry sailed through his confirmation hearings last week and is expected to be confirmed as early as Tuesday. Should he submit his resignation this week, "that will set the clock going," Galvin said, referring to the Massachusetts law that stipulates a special election must occur 145-160 days after the seat becomes vacant.
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Filed under: Deval Patrick • Ed Markey • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Jockeying begins for Mass. senate seat, even before it's vacant
December 16th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Jockeying begins for Mass. senate seat, even before it's vacant

(CNN) - Get ready Massachusetts: Another special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat may be coming your way. And jockeying is already underway among potential candidates, even before it's official there will actually be vacant seat and an election.

With U.S Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice no longer in contention to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as America's top diplomat, President Barack Obama had decided to nominate Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, always one of the top contenders for the job, a Democrat who spoke to Kerry told CNN Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Deval Patrick • John Kerry • Massachusetts
September 6th, 2012
09:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Gov. Patrick on 'are you better off?'

(CNN) - Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, who followed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in that office, joins CNN Chief National Correspondent John King at the magic wall to talk swing state unemployment.


Filed under: 2012 • Deval Patrick • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
July 15th, 2012
10:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Governors, peering over 'fiscal cliff,' place blame differently

(CNN) – Two high-profile governors had vastly different assessments Sunday of who was to blame for the massive cuts to defense spending that are slated to go into effect at the beginning of next year.

The so-called "fiscal cliff," which would force the Pentagon to cut $500 billion from its budgets over the next decade, came about after congressional negotiators failed to agree on a deficit-reduction plan last fall. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, blamed the potential cuts on the White House, while Gov. Deval Patrick, Democrat of Massachusetts, said Republicans in Congress were to blame.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Deval Patrick • Pentagon
Barney Frank marries longtime partner
July 7th, 2012
08:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Barney Frank marries longtime partner

(CNN) - – U.S. Rep. Barney Frank married his longtime partner Saturday evening, becoming the first member of Congress to marry someone of the same gender while in office.

Frank's office said the 16-term Massachusetts Democrat married Jim Ready, a small business owner and photographer from Maine at a Newton, Massachusetts ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barney Frank • Deval Patrick • Massachusetts • Same-sex marriage
December 6th, 2011
08:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Questions raised about Romney's disposal of records

Washington (CNN) - New questions are being raised about Mitt Romney's last days as governor of Massachusetts and the way he handled records of his administration. Those same questions are following Romney on the campaign trail, raising concerns by some about how transparent he would be if elected president.

The office of Romney's successor, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, sent CNN documents showing that Romney's administration spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to completely replace computers in his office, just before Patrick assumed the governorship in January of 2007. The documents are two lease agreements for the computers. The first one, from 2005, shows the state paid just over $107,000 for the computers. That agreement was supposed to last three years.
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Filed under: 2012 • Deval Patrick • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
Gov. Patrick: Racism in birther movement
April 12th, 2011
06:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Gov. Patrick: Racism in birther movement

New York (CNN) – In an interview with CNN's "In the Arena" host Eliot Spitzer, Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick admitted racism may be playing into the birther movement.

Patrick, a close friend and political ally of the president, campaigned for him in 2008 and plans to appear with Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign.
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Filed under: Deval Patrick
November 2nd, 2010
10:00 PM ET
3 years ago

In Massachusetts: CNN projects Democratic Gov. win

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick has won re-election in Massachusetts' gubernatorial race, CNN projects, beating out Republican Charlie Baker. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: Deval Patrick • Massachusetts • The Latest Calls
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