BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is stumping for U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey in Boston, hoping to give him an edge over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state's special election.

Obama is the main attraction at a Markey campaign rally Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Center in the city's Roxbury neighborhood.

Markey said he's proud to campaign with Obama. He said he shares the same values as the president.

Gomez was also campaigning Wednesday. He's scheduled to participate in a technology round table in Waltham and meet with veterans in Chelsea.

Gomez said he sent a letter to Obama welcoming him to Boston and saying he wants to work with him if elected.

Obama's visit comes a day after Gomez and Markey squared off in a debate in Springfield.

The election is June 25.


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