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Gov. Patrick to hit campaign trail in New Jersey

September 24, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to New Jersey to campaign for Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Patrick will spend Tuesday stumping for his fellow Democrat, who’s running for the U.S. Senate. Booker and Republican Steven Lonegan are vying to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.

Patrick is using money from his political action committee to pay for the trip. He’s planning to return to Massachusetts on Tuesday evening.

It’s not the only political trip for Patrick this week.

On Saturday, Patrick travels to Dallas to deliver the keynote address at the Texas Democratic Party’s Barbara Jordan Legacy Dinner.

Patrick formed the Together PAC in 2011 to pay for travels around the country campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama. He’s now using it to promote what he calls “grassroots, conviction-based politics.”

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