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Endorsements and campaign funds

October 12, 2009

According to the Boston Globe, Max Kennedy (Robert Kennedy’s son) has officially endorsed Alan Khazei for Senator. Khazei has gone on the record to say that this is not an official Kennedy family endorsement, only an endorsement from his close friend. It’s a bit endearing to watch a candidate come clear with that information. I figured any political figure would have ran with a Kennedy endorsement.

Another article published by the Globe gives a more precise look at Khazei. The article states that Khazei is trying to reach Massachusetts’s youth. He wants to run a campaign like President Obama’s utilizing grassroots strategies. According to the artcile, Khazei has “raised $1.1 million over about two weeks, has pledged not to accept campaign contributions from political action committees or registered lobbyists.” Although he is the underdog in the race, he is running similarly to President Obama, and we all know how that ended.

There has been some controversy concerning Martha Coakley’s campaign. She has a large sume of money, about $ 2 million, according to NECN. Republicans in Massachusetts are accusing her of using funds from the state to run for a federal election. It will be interesting if these accusations hold true whether they will make a difference or not in the outcome of the election.

In other news, The Telegram is reporting that U.S. Representative, James P. McGovern, has endorsed Mike Capuano. Capuano has also been endorsed by U.S. Representative Barney Frank.

All four democratic candidates were together today for the first time at the Brookline Democratic Town Committee, reported the Boston Herald.

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