A campaign adviser for Gov. Deval Patrick says President Barack Obama is planning to visit Massachusetts as Patrick faces a tough re-election campaign.
The adviser told The Associated Press the visit is planned for Oct. 16.
The adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the campaign has yet to make a formal announcement, said the president will appear with Patrick but details of the visit were still being worked out.
Patrick is caught in a tough race for re-election against Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein.
Patrick and Obama share Chicago roots and a Harvard University pedigree. Patrick was invited back to the White House for a reception after Obama's inauguration.
Obama appeared at a fundraiser for Patrick in April.
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