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Patrick to Attend 2nd Debate

Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick is heading out of town again, this time to attend the second presidentialdebate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Patrick told reporters Monday that during the first debate Obama was great on substance but Romney was better on style.

Patrick said he thinks the fellow Democrat will be "pumped" during Tuesday's town hall style debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Patrick serves as a co-chairman of Obama's election campaign. He said the president should emphasize his record, from the creation of millions of private sector jobs, to his expansion of health care and rescue of the auto industry.

Patrick has also dismissed Republican criticism that he has been spending too much time out of state campaigning for Obama.

Patrick is scheduled to return Tuesday night.


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A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.