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Patrick to back Obama's campaign

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Barack Obama (right) and Deval Patrick met when Obama was a civil rights lawyer in Chicago and Patrick was head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Barack Obama (right) and Deval Patrick met when Obama was a civil rights lawyer in Chicago and Patrick was head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE 2006)
By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / October 18, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick will throw his support behind Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential campaign, an endorsement that could give the Illinois senator a boost in the crucial New Hampshire primary and may help Obama blunt some of Senator Hillary Clinton's recent success in winning African-American support. (Full article: 726 words)

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