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Mass. Could Cash In On Gov. Patrick's Political Capital

By Fred Thys (WBUR)

President-elect Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at a dinner for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President-elect Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at a dinner for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Today is a day of ceremony. But that’s not to say Inauguration Day is devoid of politics.

Gov. Deval Patrick has been at the forefront of the nation's governors in asking for aid from Congress for the states. And, as WBUR's Fred Thys reports, Patrick hopes to use some of his time in Washington today to move that aid along.

http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2009/01/morningedition_0120_1.mp3

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Andrew Phelps was formerly a producer and reporter for WBUR.

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