Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts is adding staff to his political action committee and wading into campaigns in Georgia and Texas as he expands his national political profile.
According to the AP, Patrick says longtime aide and current chief of staff in the governor’s office Brendan Ryan would be joining his Together PAC.
The Democratic governor says the addition of Ryan will allow the PAC to send staff to help consult with candidates in other of the country.
Patrick says the PAC has already been active in Texas governor’s race on the Democratic side and in Georgia’s U.S. Senate contest.
Patrick says that help sometimes involves writing checks to candidates, but more often consists of offering tip on grassroots organizing and helping candidates frame their arguments when talking with voters on key issues.