Governor Deval Patrick, who boosted Barack Obama's presidential bid with an endorsement and a series of testimonials during TV interviews, plans to make his pitch directly to voters in three key early voting states.
The Massachusetts governor plans to stump for Obama in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina in the final days before each contest, his political committee confirmed this morning.
Patrick is tentatively scheduled to be Saturday and Sunday in Iowa, where Democrats caucus on Jan. 3; on Jan. 5 and 6 in New Hampshire, where the primary is Jan. 8; and some time during the third week in January in South Carolina, where Democrats vote Jan. 26.
While Patrick served as an assistant attorney general in the administration of President Clinton, spouse of Hillary Clinton, Obama's main rival, Patrick and Obama share much in common. About 10,000 people attended a rally on the Boston Common in October when Patrick made his endorsement official.