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Obama To Campaign For Markey In Boston

Josh Lederman, Associated Press
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US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 4, 2012. (Photo courtesy: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 4, 2012. (Photo courtesy: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Boston next week to lend his support to the Democratic candidate in a special Senate race in Massachusetts.

Obama will be in Boston on Wednesday to give a boost to Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat. That’s according to two Democratic sources, who weren’t authorized to discuss Obama’s plans ahead of the official announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

While in Boston, Obama will attend a morning fundraiser for Markey at Copley Plaza.

Obama endorsed Markey last month, calling him a “passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families.” And last week first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Markey in Massachusetts.

The Boston Herald first reported Obama’s trip. The special election to replace former Sen. John Kerry is on June 25.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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