Alan Khazei announced on his website this morning that he will be running for a U.S. Senate seat in the 2012 election. His website posted the announcement,
Today I’m announcing that I am an official candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 2012.We have to grow our economy, create new jobs, and expand opportunity for the middle class. Together, we can do it.
City Year Founder Khazei ran in the 2009-10 Special Election to fill the seat opened by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, but was defeated in the primary by Attorney General Martha Coakley. Jonathan Alter also called Khazei "Teddy's Rightful Heir" in a Newsweek column.
Supporters can stop by the Old South Meeting House tonight at 6 p.m. for Khazei's kick-off event.