Mass. Gov. Patrick raised $380,000 for his PAC

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, waves at the conclusion of his State of the State address as Mass. Senate President Therese Murray, left, applauds in the House chamber at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Boston. While the economy continues to recover, the governor says many people in the state are still being left behind. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick raised nearly $380,000 for his federal political action committee in 2013 with help of donations from labor unions, business executives, and groups representing the pharmaceutical, health care and energy sectors.

Patrick ended the year with about $315,000 in cash left in the account of his Together PAC, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Patrick formed the Together PAC, in 2011 to help pay for travels around the country campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Patrick has said he wants to “repurpose” the PAC to focus on supporting what he called “grass-roots, conviction-based politics here in the commonwealth and elsewhere.”

John Walsh, executive director of the PAC, said a main goal is to help support candidates who match Patrick’s views on “person-to-person politics.”

Patrick is not seeking re-election.

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