Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Inks Book Deal

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick inked a deal with Hyperion to publish two books, one of which will be released in May, ahead of the November elections.

The first, to be a short eBook, will focus on Patrick's vision of the country. A democrat first elected in 2006, Patrick will build "on his already established social media platforms to engage in conversation with readers," for the book, to be titled "Faith in the Dream: A Call to Our Nation's Liberal Majority to Restore American Values," according to a press release.

"Together, we can expand on a new vision for America, in conversation with concerned voters," Patrick, the state's first African-American governor, now serving his second term, said in the release.  "I want to hear from the American people about their faith in the American dream and promise."

The second, as-yet-untitled book will be released in 2014, as both an eBook and print copy.

Hyperion is a unit of the Disney/ABC-Television Group, which is part of The Walt Disney Company.

Patrick, whose eBook comes right before the presidential election, is a staunch supporter of President Obama and has spent much time on the road campaigning for him and serving as a keynote speaker at fundraising events. He's formed a political action committee to raise funds for the president's re-election.  He raised more than $575,000 for the president in 2011.