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Massachusetts Activist Announces Bid To Challenge Senator Brown

April 27, 2011 by  

Massachusetts activist announces bid to challenge Senator BrownAlthough most election-related conversation has revolved around the 2012 Presidential race, a Massachusetts activist recently attracted some national attention to a key Senate race.

Alan Khazei, co-founder of the nonprofit group City Year, announced on April 26 that he will campaign for the Democratic nomination to face Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.). He is the third Democrat, along with minister and activist Bob Massie and attorney Marisa DeFranco, to announce their intentions to challenge Brown in 2012.

“We have to grow our economy, create new jobs, and expand opportunity for the middle class. Together, we can do it,” Khazei wrote on his website.

Two years ago, Khazei ran for the Democratic nomination to fill the seat previously held by the late Senator Ted Kennedy. He lost in the primary, placing third out of four candidates on the ballot.

Recent polls have shown that Brown is very popular among Massachusetts voters, who traditionally support left-wing politicians. However, the freshman Senator may be making some enemies with his colleagues on Capitol Hill. On April 25, he was reluctant to join fellow GOP Senators in calling for increased military action in Libya.

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have been vocal about their support for the United States military arming Libyan rebels. According to The Boston Globe, Brown said that President Barack Obama should first make a case for further involvement before it is carried out.

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  • Vigilant

    “We have to grow our economy, create new jobs, and expand opportunity for the middle class. Together, we can do it,” Khazei wrote on his website.”

    In libspeak, that means printing more fiat money, employing more government workers and greasing the palms of union leaders.

    Opportunism, thy name is “politician.”

    • wandamurline

      My definition of politics…poly, latin for many…ticks, blood sucking insects. Need I say more?

    • EddieW

      Can there be a true Republican in Mass? The most LIBERAL state in the Nation?? Is Rommney really a republican, or half RINO?? Trump is definitely RINO!! Will not protect our borders, for abortion, for Peloski, Liberal on health care, thinks the Canadian plan is great…that’s why they come to the US to see a DR.!!!

    • June

      Rather “opportunism”, thy name is “dimwitcrap politician” – -just another left-wing-nut, or group of them, hoping to drive the USA further down the bankruptcy hole!

      • Rufus

        Na! Wall street and bankers can do it on their own. With help from the federal reserve.

  • spepper

    Finally, a position of Brown’s that I agree with– we have NO damned business getting involved militarily in Libya–

    • Robert Smith

      I heard the Talaban and Iran are backing the rebels too. If that’s the case whe should simply take Libia, pay the people, and take the oil. Who knows, maybe it will be the 51st state some day.

      Isn’t that the purpose of war? Why should we go fight and not get anything?


      • wandamurline

        We need to get rid of the EPA and drill here in America…we have more oil in the northwest that all the Arab countries combined. Why are we depending upon them? We need to be independent of anything from a foreign country and depend on America to support America. We need to rid ourselves of Obama and put a real American in the White House that loves and respects our country and laws.

        • Rufus

          He is a real American.

      • 45caliber

        Well, I will agree that we shouldn’t fight a war without some type of reward at the end such as staying alive or staying free. But we certainly don’t need Libya as a seperate state!

  • newspooner

    So, if these reports are accurate, Taxachusetts now has 1 RINO and 3 Demosocialists running for US Senator in the 2012 Election. It would be nice if the Constitution Party would get its 1 member to run. Then there would be somebody to vote for who would honor his pledge to support and defend the Constitution.

    • Robert Smith

      Where in the Constitution does it talk about hatred for gays and abortion?


      • 45caliber


        Where in the Constitution does it say that we should lean over and drop our pants for them either?

      • newspooner

        Your extreme non sequitor must be puzzling to readers. Is it an indication that you debate by changing the subject to something else, then proceed on false premises?

        • newspooner

          My reply was for “Robert Smith”, not “45 Caliber”.

  • trp878

    Brown has not kept his pledges to the Conservatives and is really up for the flip of a coin. He leans toward being a Rhino and should be replaced by a REAL Conservative. “Throw the Bums Out”.

    • barbm

      rino – republican in name only. :)

  • tim

    Yeah since brown turned out to be that one RINO and a typical lying politician too. I am impressed that he didn’t want to go to lybia!

  • Norm

    Brown is an independent thinker and traditional Republican. He doesn’t follow the mindless teabagger formula for disaster, and honestly represents the people of Mass.
    If he crosses the border to Conn., he’s got my vote.

    • Texas008

      Mindless, thy name is “Norm”. Go look in the mirror, Richard Noggin.

      • Norm

        HeeHaw .. We already had enough BS (literally) from
        I’m embarrassed that the Bush clan have Connecticut roots.

    • Doug

      Norm you don’t even know what the phrase independent thinker means. Now go and read you instructions from Maxist and Commies you love!

      • wandamurline

        Speaking of communism, I got a copy of the 1963 Communists Goals, and you would be surprised how many of their goals have already been initiated in this country. You can look at them at If you have some time, look at them. It is an interesting read and scarry at the same time.

      • Norm

        Let’s hear your definition.

    • 45caliber


      I suspect he would have your vote since he is a RINO light.

  • BobG

    If we put arms in the hands of the Libyan rebels- they eventually will be pointed at us!

    • barbm

      darn tootin’. and, if they win, they’ll be taken over by the muslim brotherhood. how will we, the rebels, or the rest of the world be better off then? stop the wars and foreign aid. bring home the troops, save the money, guard the border.

  • http://com i41

    Well that ought to make the muslim marxist in the WH, want to go and abuse a herd of goats. The stupid soros socialist dumbocraps will feel giddy when the females are all in burkas and being beaten like rented mules. Guess we will get so see how the gun control freaks and pacificists, like losing their heads or getting their throats cut like a sheep going to a sand lizard’s feast.

  • 45caliber

    Brown is from Mass. I never expected him to be a solid conservative in the first place. So why should anyone believe he failed us by being a RINO? He can’t be any worse than the Dems they keep electing.

    • Norm

      If you mean he’s not an extremist moron – you’re correct.

  • Dana Hayes

    I do not trust Brown, this has gotten to be the most ridiculous thing in the world. If they were a Democrat before they are a Democrat now. The Democrats are such a MARXIST force and now everyone is seeing them for what they are. I say really check these people out before you vote for them. With the internet, nothing goes untold. I lived in Mass (Dudley) very liberal state, I tried to go to college there and was told I was not LIBERAL enough. The thing I can tell you is I did not go to Harvard, like Obama, but I can balance a checkbook.

    If Obama is supposedly so intelligent as they say on the view, how can he screw up a country so badly, unless ??????

    I live in AZ we have Flake, (I think a RINO). did not vote for him and would not.

    Dana Hayes
    Nogales, AZ (our Rep is a SOCIALIST) working to get him our Grijalva
    the border is not secure

    • Save it

      Wow, your lies are all over the internet, not just the Nogales International. You don’t even know what socialism is.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Yes, Scott Brown is a more liberal Republican. But does anyone really believe a democrap would be better?? GET REAL!! Likewise, many among us are frustrated by John Boehner’s weakness in standing up to BHO and his leftwing democraps. Well, isn’t he better than the House speaker we had a year ago?? That is – the commie Nasty Pelosi!! As always, I must advise everyone that electing more democraps will only make bad situations worse, as evidenced by the disastrous elections of 2006 and 2008. WISE UP AMERICA!! Let’s never again repeat the errors of the elections of 2006 and 2008!! ….On the other hand, let’s remember that a solid conservative usually cannot win a statewide office in Massachusetts or New Jersey. Thus ALL OF US must vote next year. First in the primaries; in which we must defeat RINOs like Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie (if he runs). Remember a critical issue – we need to repeal Obamacare – not modify or improve it!! Christie refused to join (at no cost to NJ) in a lawsuit against Obummercare. And Nitwit Romney recently said he likes mandates (to buy insurance) even if that’s one of the reasons Obummercare was ruled unconstitutional!! These 3 stooges, IMHO, make John McCain appear conservative!! ….Of course, even if we can’t defeat these 3 stooges, let’s remember that the most important thing to do in 2012 is to defeat ‘One Big Awful Mistake America’. If BHO gets a second term, that’s the end of America as we knew it!!


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