Obama and Patrick Rally More than 9500 on Boston Common

MANCHESTER ,NH —At a rally in Boston Common this evening, Senator Barack Obama and Governor Deval Patrick called on a crowd of more than 9500 to play an active role in Obama’s campaign to change this country. Patrick announced his support for Barack Obama in an email to supporters last week.

“Governor Patrick and I share the belief that hope transforms lives and that a grassroots movement can not only help win an election, but bring real change to a state and a country,” said Senator Obama. “What I am seeing on the ground in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina is the will to win and today I am asking the people of Boston to play an active role on this campaign to change this country.”

The Boston rally was part of Obama’s three-day swing through NewEngland. On Monday, he signed the papers to officially enter the New Hampshire primary. The campaign also used the rally as an opportunity to recruit volunteers for a statewide day of door-knocking in New Hampshire on both Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, November 24th.

Deval Patrick was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2006 with 56% of the vote. He will play an active role on the campaign as a key advisor and he plans to campaign in both Iowa and New Hampshire during the primary season.