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Patrick trips online firestorm with reelection joke

For a few minutes early Wednesday afternoon, the Massa­chusetts political world was in flames.

Governor Deval Patrick’s ­attempt at humor during an appear­ance at the University of Massachusetts Boston went ­viral, leading many to believe that he would seek a third term. That would have been news, indeed, since Patrick has long professed to be satisfied with two terms.

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