In brief Boston visit, Obama boosts Markey candidacy ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff President Obama appeared at a campaign rally in Boston for US Senate candidate Edward Markey on Wednesday. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff “I’ve got to have folks in the United States Senate who are willing to stand up for working people just like I am,” Obama said to cheers. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Markey introduced the president, lauding him as “an extraordinary leader for our country” and praising his accomplishments. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Obama and Markey shook hands during the rally at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff President Obama greeted the crowd after his speech. Bill Greene Mayor Thomas M. Menino, cheered by a supportive crowd, spoke before Markey and Obama. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Markey and Obama made a stop at Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in the South End before attending the rally. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff President Obama chatted with a customer at Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe as Markey looked on. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Obama posed with Leilani Guthrie, 11, as her parents, Natalie and Sean Guthrie, took a photo. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Obama hugged and greeted patrons in the hole-in-the-wall spot that has drawn other famous customers over the years. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Burger in hand, President Obama left the South End eatery before heading to a campaign event for Edward Markey in Roxbury. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, and Markey greeted President Obama upon his arrival at Logan Airport.