Massachusetts Democratic activist Alan Khazei announced today that he will run for the Democratic party nomination to face Sen. Scott Brown (R).
Khazei, co-founder of the non-profit group City Year, posted the announcement on his website and said he is holding a kickoff event in Boston.
“Today I’m announcing that I am an official candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 2012,” he wrote. “We have to grow our economy, create new jobs, and expand opportunity for the middle class. Together, we can do it.”
Politico reports that Bob Massie, who announced his run for the nomination has hired Joe Trippi as his top political advisor. That should be a big boost to Massie, who’s been working hard trying to build up a war chest. Trippi began his career working on Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign. It’s awesome to have Joe Trippi back in Massachusetts working with Bob Massie in effort to reclaim Ted Kennedy’s seat from Scott Brown.
“Bob Massie has a remarkable story in which he has demonstrated insight, courage, and tenacity. He has been a visionary national leader with a record of success transforming the global economy towards innovation and job-creation,” said Trippi. “He will defend the American dream, excite the Democratic base, draw in independents, and take the seat back from Scott Brown, who simply does not represent the values of Massachusetts.”
Personally I like Bob Massie… He’s got a great bio and a lot of good ideas. I’m not sure if either have what it takes to beat Brown at this point, but with Joe trippi on board with Massie, it does change the game some. Stay tuned…Икониikoni