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Governor Patrick’s trips for Obama draw fire

As governor travels the country, critics say there’s plenty he could be doing here

HAMPTON, Va. — Over the blasting horns of a marching band, Brian Moran, the chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, yelled into the stands. It was minutes before kickoff at Hampton University’s football stadium on Saturday.

“Governor Patrick from Massachusetts is here!” Moran bellowed, as Deval Patrick waved and the fans stared, or nodded. “He’s here getting the vote out!”

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