BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and his wife Diane are headed to Washington, D.C.

They’ve been invited to a social dinner with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday evening, according to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson.

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The invitation is certain to fuel speculation that Patrick could be asked to serve in the president’s Cabinet.

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With current Attorney General Eric Holder considering stepping down after President Obama begins his second term, some have speculated that Patrick would be considered a candidate for Holder’s job.

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Patrick has repeatedly said he intends to serve out the remainder of his current four-year term, which ends in 2014.