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.
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.