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The Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, chatted with Deval L. Patrick (right) last week.

Patrick faces challenge in black community

Some leaders unhappy with liberal positions

By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / January 15, 2006

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SPRINGFIELD -- The pews of St. John's Congregational Church filled quickly Wednesday night for Deval L. Patrick, the first major African-American candidate for governor in state history. (Full article: 1709 words)

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