President Obama is coming to Massachusetts later today for a pair of fund-raisers in Boston and Brookline.
He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 8:52 a.m. and Air Force One took off at 9:01 a.m., destined for New London, Conn., and a commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy.
The Globe's White House correspondent, Donovan Slack, is in the traveling pool, riding aboard the presidential jet and getting a front-row seat for his speech at the Cyclorama in the South End and, this evening, at the Brookline home of Boston advertising executive Jack Connors Jr.
"At Andrews Air Force Base, getting ready for my 1st trip on Air Force 1 with the president. #Boston, here we come," she tweeted about a half-hour ago.
Follow her future tweets @DonovanSlack.
The Globe and boston.com have prepared an extensive set-up package, including stories about:
* The president's Massachusetts contributors.
* His happy hosts in the South End.
* The Massachusetts connection to Obama's White House message team.
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