For the curious, here is the release announcing the PAC’s formation.
The director of Governor Deval Patrick’s Massachusetts political committee today announced the Governor’s plans to open a federal political action committee to help coordinate and finance his national activities on behalf of the Democratic Party.
“In a year marked by deep divisions in our political discourse, Governor Patrick won re-election with a positive campaign about our shared values,” said David O’Brien, who will be the director of the PAC. “Our state’s economy, schools and health care system are the envy of the nation so the Governor has a very good story to tell,” O’Brien added.
This month Governor Patrick met with Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod to discuss the Governor’s role in the national debate about our country’s future. It was determined that a federal political action committee is the best vehicle for the Governor to play a significant part in the country’s discussion about our future.
“Governor Patrick’s conviction to his principles and his message about how, by working together, we can solve our problems and move our country forward, are of interest to other national leaders,” O’Brien added.