" BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday in Boston to stump for Democrat Edward Markey, hoping to give the veteran congressman the edge over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state’s special election for the U.S. Senate.
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“This guy has been fighting for Massachusetts for a very long time,” Obama said of Markey during a brief stop in the city’s South End neighborhood, where they visited a sandwich shop to chat with lunchtime patrons and workers.
President Barack Obama talks with Benjamin Gay during a surprise visit to Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in the South End, June 12, 2013, with Rep. Ed Markey. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama will be the main attraction at a Markey campaign rally in Roxbury later in the day.
The president was greeted by Markey, Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino after Air Force One landed late Wednesday morning at Logan Airport "
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