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A POTUS Among Us

After about two weeks of database and code gymnastics, I’ve managed to correct whatever it was that was making my blog inaccessible. So, for the two of you who actually read this blog (Hi Mom and Dad!), the wait is over. We’re back in business!

Well, now that I’ve explained why I’ll be catching up and posting old content, let me just dive right in with something that’s at least somewhat relevant. Since we’re right in the thick of midterm election season, I’ll bust out some photos of a little campaign event from a few weeks ago. In case you hadn’t heard, the Democrats aren’t expected to particularly well this midterm season. Massachusetts in particular is in the middle of a tightening governor’s race.

So in this bluest of blue states, that means it’s time for our incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick to call in the heavy hitters — The President of the United States of America.

Here’s a few from a campaign stop at the Hynes Convention Center that I covered for the European Pressphoto Agency.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — U.S. President Barack Obama and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, left, wave to the audience after Obama spoke on behalf of Patrick's re-election campaign at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010. Patrick is running for re-election in a tightly contested race.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, left, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010. Patrick is running for re-election in a tightly contested race.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick speaks at a campaign rally for his re-election at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010. Patrick is running for re-election in a tightly contested race.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick speaks at a campaign rally for his re-election at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010. Patrick is running for re-election in a tightly contested race.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — Supporters of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick listen to the program at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane Patrick, listen to singer James Taylor perform while backstage at his campaign rally at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010.

10.16.2010 — BOSTON — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane Patrick, walk to the podium during a campaign event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2010.

Seeing Red

What ended up being an epic weekend of work started with the Massachusetts GOP Convention Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. Politics, behind sports, is one of my favorite subjects to cover as a photojournalist. Sure, most of the access is mainly for canned press events and planned photo ops, but every now and then, you can sneak a candid, honest look at the people behind the race.

This particular event was a bit lighter in the second department — it was a convention after all — but it was a lot of fun, if not demanding work-wise, nonetheless.

The big story at this event was the race for the governor’s race nomination between Charlie Baker and underdog Christy Mihos. Here’s some images from the event:

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernataorial candidate Charlie Baker laughs at a joke he told during his address to the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Mass. GOP gubernatorial hopeful Christy Mihos turns to look over his shoulder at his rival, Charlie Baker, during an interview at the Mass. GOP Convention at the DCU Center on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos addresses the audience at the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Supporters of GOP gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos and campaign volunteers Yvonne and Clifford Blake, of Clinton, show their support for their candidate at the Mass. GOP convention at the DCU Center on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Independent gubernatorial candidate and state treasurer Tim Cahill makes an appearance outside the DCU Center, hoping to appeal to disaffected Republican voters, at the Mass. GOP Convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Jack de Jong, 12, of Weston, shows his support for GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker at the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker celebrates his win for the nomination from the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker celebrates his win for the nomination from the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.