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Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to Massachusetts delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday. (Tiffany Campbell/WBUR)
Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to Massachusetts delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday. (Tiffany Campbell/WBUR)

Massachusetts delegates, in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention, attended a breakfast Tuesday that included talks from top state political leaders.

As WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports from Charlotte:

"Let’s go, Democrats, there’s a lot of work to be done," exhorted John Walsh, the state's party chair, who added that the presidential race is going to be tight.

Gov. Deval Patrick told delegates not to let President Obama be “bullied” out of office.

"Go out and phone bank and canvass, and for goodness' sake, go out and talk to somebody who doesn’t already agree with us," Patrick said.

Patrick addresses the full convention in a prime-time speech Tuesday night.

Also Tuesday night, the convention will pay tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy with a video introduced by Joseph Kennedy III, a congressional candidate in Massachusetts and the late senator's great nephew.

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren got emotional talking about how she collaborated with Ted Kennedy for 10 years, working to prevent changes to bankruptcy laws.

"Ted Kennedy changed my life," she said. "He changed how I understood what it is that a public servant does, and I think of him in this race every single day."

This program aired on September 4, 2012.

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