Gov. Patrick's daughter: Deval promised he'd return to private life

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – When asked how she would feel if her father ran for President of the United States, Gov. Deval Patrick's daughter said he can't run anytime soon because he promised to return to private life; however, she did not strike down a possible run down the road.

Katherine Patrick appeared at a panel discussion with her father in Washington, D.C. and was asked how she would feel if her father ran for president by the panel's moderator.

According to the State House News Service, Gov. Patrick howled "no" at the question, while Katherine played it safe saying, "Not right now, because he did promise us. We'd give him two terms and then he'd go back to private life. But I'm not ruling it out. I mean, I think it would be really, really hard to have a father who's the president, but my governor's kind of awesome and I'd really love if he were my president. It's true - from a policy standpoint," Katherine Patrick said. "As the daughter? I'm not so sure about that."

Gov. Patrick, who won the state's highest office as a successful lawyer in 2006, reiterated he would return to private life, but may come back into public life "one day."

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Patrick attended a discussion hosted by the Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC) with his daughter on matters ranging from politics to sexuality to the Boston Marathon bombing.