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Vice President Joe Biden to visit Dartmouth, South Boston for Markey on Saturday

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Democratic Senate nominee Edward J. Markey in South Boston and Dartmouth on Saturday, according to a White House official.

Democratic sources said on Wednesday that Biden was scheduled to visit the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and the Local 7 Ironworkers Hall in South Boston, which was a center of operations for Markey primary opponent US Representative Stephen F. Lynch.

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Markey has maintained a light public schedule, but has enjoyed heavy support from nationally prominent Democrats. Biden has previously headlined a fundraiser for Markey, and President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President Bill Clinton have all campaigned in-state for him.

Republican nominee Gabriel E. Gomez is scheduled to participate in a town hall forum at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday night.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at James.OSullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.
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