Stakes High for Obama as He Backs Deval Patrick

August 20, 2010  |  

(Boston Herald) — A worried White House is poised to pull out all the stops in Gov. Deval Patrick’s heated gubernatorial bid – viewed as an early litmus test of whether disenchanted voters are ready to give President Obama’s message of hope and change four more years – or the heave-ho. A Vineyard-bound Obama and his team already are discussing fall fund-raising appearances with Patrick’s camp and churning out campaign ads while David Axlerod – campaign guru for both Patrick and Obama – chats with Patrick “fairly regularly,” said one source close to the Obama administration.

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