Obama to campaign for Markey in Boston next week

President Obama will be coming to Boston next week to campaign for Senate candidate Edward J. Markey, according to two Democratic officials.

Obama is planning to hold a fundraiser on June 12 for Markey, two weeks after the first lady, Michelle Obama, held a fundraiser for the congressman at the Taj hotel in Boston.

“He’s going to come in and lift our spirits, help us raise some money,” said John Walsh, the chairman of the state Democratic Party.

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Markey is locked in a battle with Republican Senate Gabriel E. Gomez. The election is June 25.