Thursday, January 12, 2012
Khazei will join Warren at a service event in Jamaica Plain on Monday.
Former Democratic Senate Candidate and Brookline resident Alan Khazei announced today he is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. “We need game changing leaders in the United States Senate and Elizabeth Warren has proven to be such a leader,” Khazei said in a statement released this afternoon. Khazei, co-founder of City Year, spent roughly six months on the campaign trail, but dropped out in late October following the surge of support for Warren. Warren and Khazei will team up Monday for a volunteer project at the Curley Elementary School in Jamaica Plain. Along with Warren, North Shore Lawyer Marisa DeFranco and Boston lawyer Jim King are also vying for the Democratic nomination. A full copy of the endorsement statement is below…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Brookline resident and City Year founder Alan Khazei announced today that he was pulling out of the race for Massachusetts senator.
The Massachusetts senatorial race lost another candidate after City Year founder Alan Khazei officially announced he was bowing out earlier today. Khazei made the announcement during a noon press conference at his South Street headquarters in Boston's Leather District. Said Khazei, "in the past few weeks, it has become clear to me while talking with my family and friends, that the best way for me to be of service now is to bring this campaign to a close." He added, "I’ve said throughout this campaign that Scott Brown does not deserve to be re-elected because he has failed to lead when our country is crying out for game-changing leadership. I don’t want to do anything that could prevent the defeat of Scott Brown in 2012. And so I believe …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
With powerhouse Elizabeth Warren taking all the attention in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, multiple sites are reporting Khazei will drop out of the race Thursday.
The Associated Press is reporting this evening that Alan Khazei of Brookline will announce tomorrow he is dropping out of the race for U.S. Senate. According to the AP (posted here on WBUR), a spokesperson for Khazei confirmed that the Brookline resident and City Year co-founder will officially withdraw tomorrow, as the dynamic of the race has changed with the addition of Elizabeth Warren. In an email to Patch, Khazei's campaign says he will hold a press conference tomorrow at noon "to discuss his campaign for U.S. Senate." The press conference will take place at 201 South St. in Boston. Warren, an attorney and former Harvard law professor, has been the favored contender for Scott Brown since she announced her candidacy in September. …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Brookline's Khazei and five other candidates debated at UMass-Lowell last night.
Fielding questions on everything from the economy and jobs to in-state tuition and marijuana legalization, the six Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican incumbent Scott Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate race engaged in a debate Tuesday night at UMass-Lowell. Outside Durgin Hall prior to the debate, sign-holders were plentiful for candidates Elizabeth Warren and Brookline’s Alan Khazei, while smaller contingents were on hand to support Tom Conroy, Bob Massie, Marisa DeFranco and Herb Robinson. Brookline resident Adam Vartiker said he’d been politically engaged in the past, but had never participated in a campaign until joining Khazei’s. He even took a semester off from Harvard to do so. “Khazei is by far the best candidate,” …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The debate is set for 7 p.m. at UMass Lowell.
Democratic candidates hoping for their party’s nod to take on incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown next year will square off in a debate at UMass-Lowell at 7 p.m. Patch will be covering tonight's debate, which features Brookline’s Alan Khazei, co-founder of the nonprofit City Year, and Wayland’s Tom Conroy, a state representative in his third term. Also taking part in the debate are Marisa DeFranco, Bob Massie, Herb Robinson and Elizabeth Warren. Who do you think will stand out in the debate? Have you decided which candidate you’ll vote for? Join the conversation in the comments section below, both now and during the debate, which will be livestreamed. You can watch it on the Boston Herald or UMass Lowell websites. Also, check …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
“I’m supporting Alan because he knows how to bring people from different backgrounds together to get things done,” Sen. Creem said in a press release today.
Alan Khazei's campaign announced Tuesday afternoon that State Senator Cindy Creem (D-Newton) has endorsed Khazei's run for U.S. Senate. Creem is scheduled to campaign for Khazei at a house party tomorrow night at the home of Newton Ward 8 School Committee member Margie Ross-Decter, according to Khazei's campaign. "I believe Alan’s the best person to represent us in Washington because his life has been about going around barriers to find new and innovative ways to improve the lives of ordinary Americans," Creem said in a press release issued today by Khazei's campaign. "Whether it was the time he co-founded City Year to create 15,000 jobs for young people or the time he led a coalition of citizen groups to get a bi-partisan group of …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Alan Khazei makes his case for becoming the man to beat U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.
Senate candidate and Brookline resident Alan Khazei spent last night in Newton, where the Newton Democratic City Committee had "Coffee with a Candidate." The crowd of more than 75 people posed articulate questions with progressive (or liberal) views to the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate at an open meeting of the Newton Democratic City Committee. The Brookline social entrepreneur talked a lot about Republican Scott Brown, but he only mentioned fellow challenger and Newton Mayor Setti Warren once: "My pitch is, let's keep Setti as mayor..." His comment drew a round of audience applause. Khazei, the co-founder of City Year and a big booster of community service, started by saying he loved that the gathering was held in theAuburndale …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Khazei will meet with the Newton Democratic City Committee.
U.S. Senate Candidate Alan Khazei is visiting the Newton Democratic City Committee tonight at the Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn St. Khazei, who currently lives in Brookline, is the co-founder of City Year and, according to his website, launched the non-profit Be the Change, Inc. He ran as a candidate during the special Senate primary in 2009. The "coffee with the candidates" event featured a similar meet-and-greet in Newton with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Massie last week. Massie, a Somerville resident who ran for lieutenant governor in 1994, focused on Scott Brown during his meet-and-greet, rather than his primary opponents. A few Newton Democrats at the Massie event last week expressed some concern about Newton …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Khazei announced a senate run, we got to know the Selectman candidates for Brookline.
Boston police were on the lookout for an Allston bank robber on Monday. Moms Talk begged an important question: does parenting get easier as kids get older? We also had a quick guide to breaking into the rental market. A man made the police log by knocking on walls over the weekend. Alan Khazei announced his senate run on Tuesday, through his website.In the Arts scene, International Film Festival Boston this year features a movie about the mind of Conan O'Brien, and a number of local artists were featured in a show about Identity. Frugal Family focused on walking tours and discount stores. Wednesday, the green-minded Board of Selectmen recieved a grant for the single-stream recycling program. Four Brookline Whiz Kids are performing in an …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Brookline resident announces he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Scott Brown.
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.