ST. LOUIS -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is to be the keynote speaker at a Missouri gathering of Democrats.
The Missouri Democratic Party says Patrick will headline its annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner this Saturday evening in St. Louis.
The event also is to feature Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and other Democrats holding statewide elected offices.
Patrick is an ally of President Barack Obama and has two years remaining on his term as governor.