BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is heading out of state again to help raise money for Democrats.

Patrick is the keynote speaker at the Sanford Hunt Frye Dinner, an annual event sponsored by the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Tickets for the Saturday night dinner are $40, but are already sold out.

According to the party’s website, about 500 people attend the dinner each year. The event is a tribute to former North Carolina Govs. Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt and former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye.

Patrick last year formed a political action committee to help pay for trips out of state to campaign on behalf of Democrats across the country.

Patrick is also serving as an occasional political surrogate for President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat and friend.

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