Deval Patrick’s Daughter Is Crazy For Carl Sciortino

Katherine Patrick is making her first non-Deval endorsement.

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Katherine Patrick, left, holds hands with her mother, Diane Patrick. / File Photo via AP

Katherine Patrick, left, holds hands with her mother, Diane Patrick. / File Photo via AP

Katherine Patrick, the openly gay daughter of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, will make her first political endorsement today, other than for her own dad.

She will announce her endorsement of state representative Carl Sciortino in the special congressional primary to succeed Ed Markey, according to that campaign.

The high-profile endorsement might add to a sense of momentum for Sciortino’s campaign, which picked up steam two weeks ago with the release of a video featuring his Tea Party father. Since then, polling from other campaigns show Sciortino rising from fifth place toward a more competitive middle of the pack.

Katherine Patrick, 24, took a fairly visible role on the Patrick re-election campaign in 2010. She first stepped into the public eye in 2008, when she came out as a lesbian in Bay Windows. Sciortino is also gay, and Patrick will emphasize both his work for the LGBT community and more broadly for progressive causes.

Correction:
1 p.m., 10-01-2013: An earlier version of this story stated that Patrick came out in the Bay State Banner. It's been corrected to Bay Windows. Boston magazine regrets the error.

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