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President Obama visits Boston, Cambridge

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BOSTON (WHDH) - President Obama touched down in Boston this afternoon with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was along for the ride.

The president made a quick trip to the bay state to raise money for the Democratic National Committee.

Boston mayor Marty Walsh was on the runway ready to meet President Obama.

It was a full New England itinerary for the president today.

This morning, President Obama stopped at Central Connecticut State University.

He was joined by Governor Patrick, and the governors of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont, a group he called 'the justice league of governors'.

The president is pushing congress to raise the minimum wage and has the support of those New England governors.

After a quick flight to Logan, the president stopped in Cambridge for a fundraising round-table discussion with about 25 supporters.

Hundreds lined the streets there, many waiving Ukrainian flags, urging the president to do more with in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The presidential motorcade then rode through Southie where an expensive fundraising dinner was held.

Governor Patrick and Mayor Walsh were on hand as president Obama told a room of supporters the importance of the mid-term elections.

Only four hours after touching down in Boston, the president was back at Logan and boarding Air Force One, headed back to Washington.
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