Patrick takes center state at New Hampshire political breakfast

Democratic presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to local residents during a stop at the Sykora Bakery, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Deval Patrick leaned heavily on his experiences as governor of Massachusetts at a breakfast forum in New Hampshire Monday when discussing solutions to issues he would encounter if he becomes president.

Patrick, speaking at a forum at Saint Anselm College, said he is proud of the work he accomplished on Beacon Hill.

“I think sometimes folks make much of the fussing that goes with it but the fact is that the Legislature gave me 95 percent of what I asked for,” he told a group of reporters after the event. “Not when I asked for it, and not always in the form I asked for it, but that’s a part of the give and take.”

Patrick, a Democrat, worked with a Legislature where Democrats held super-majorities in both branches. In Congress, Democrats control the U.S. House but are the minority party in the U.S. Senate.