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Marty Walsh heading north — with 1,000 volunteers

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh knocked on a door in Manchester, N.H., while canvassing for Hillary Clinton.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is heading to New Hampshire this weekend with more than 1,000 volunteers to stump for Hillary Clinton, as Tuesday’s vote nears in the Democratic presidential primary, a Walsh spokesman said.

Walsh, who endorsed Clinton in the fall, has already made three trips to the Granite State to campaign for the former secretary of state — serving as a surrogate at one campaign event and bringing along volunteers, said Michael Goldman, the mayor’s campaign spokesman.

“He personally has been up there three times,’’ Goldman said. “He’s done extensive door-knocking all over, especially in the Manchester area.”

Since the start of January, more than 1,500 Walsh-Clinton volunteers have been to New Hampshire, Goldman added.


The Clinton campaign confirmed that Walsh and at least 100 volunteers been visiting the Manchester area “weekly.’’

The mayor’s door-knocking and speaking excursions also have been chronicled on Twitter, such as a Jan. 30 post from Walsh aide Cameron Charbonnier: “Mayor @marty_walshshowing the team how it’s done at the doors for @HillaryClinton in NH. #Marty4Hillary #ImWithHer.’’

Indeed, the mayor’s political machine has been churning for Clinton. The head of his Office of Women’s Advancement, Megan Costello, and the chief of staff for civic engagement, Daniel Manning, have been organizing weekly bus trips to New Hampshire, Goldman said. Both have been doing the work on their own personal time, Goldman stressed.

Walsh’s former chief of operations Joseph Rull is also campaigning for Clinton, out of the Manchester office. Rull was field director for Walsh’s 2013 mayoral campaign and now runs a private consulting business, Goldman added.

Meghan E. Irons can be reached at meghan.irons@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @meghanirons.

An earlier version of this article mistated Joseph Rull’s former position with Mayor Walsh.