Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said Tuesday in pretty definitive terms that he will not run for president in 2016, and he also suggested he wouldn't be President Obama's next attorney general either.
“I’m going to finish this second term, I’m going to go back into the private sector," Patrick said. "And as Diane, my wife, says, pay some attention to our family and friends while they are still willing have us pay some attention."
Patrick has been considered a leading potential presidential candidate and potential replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder, who could be on his way out in the coming months.