Deval (Hearts) Obama

Right after Deval Patrick got elected last Novemeber, I wrote this cover story about "Deval's New Hampshire Dilemma." At the time, a number of folks told me Patrick would be crazy to get involved in the Presidential race, but we now learn that he will soon endorse Barack Obama.

Will that translate into a rush of Deval's grassroots across the border to help Barack in New Hampshire? That remains to be seen. But Deval's a good get -- in fact, here's what I wrote in that article:
Political observers tell the Phoenix that the Bay State’s governor-elect may be the second-most important Democratic Party “influencer” in the region, behind Granite State guv John Lynch.

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