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Patrick leads following of hard-core loyalists

Deval Patrick spoke to supporters in Framingham late last month. Fans have composed songs singing his praises.
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / September 10, 2006

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John O'Brien , a 76-year-old retired schoolteacher from Mission Hill , promised the Deval Patrick campaign that he would hand-write 90 letters to voters in his neighborhood. He got to number 46 before he wore out. So he wrote a letter of apology to the campaign, explaining he was undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma. (Full article: 573 words)

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