By Matt Viser, Globe Staff
President Obama's economy event on Friday is a speech at MIT on US leadership in clean energy technology.
Obama, who is in town to attend a political fund-raiser for Governor Deval Patrick, will "address state and community leaders, business leaders and entrepreneurs, and MIT students and staff," the White House said late this afternoon.
After the address, the president will head to a luncheon fundraiser for Patrick at the Westin Copley Place Hotel’s American Ballroom.
Patrick’s campaign team sent out a message this afternoon to supporters, saying tickets were still available, perhaps an indication that they’re having trouble selling seats that cost $500 a person.
“Massachusetts is poised to come out of this economic downturn stronger and faster than the rest of the country because of the work done by President Obama, Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray,” read the message. “It is an honor to have the President as such a strong supporter of our efforts.”
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