October 31, 2011
BOSTON — This month, Democratic candidate Alan Khazei did what he vowed not to do: End his bid for United States Senator. Acknowledging that Elizabeth Warren has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the race, Khazei became the third challenger to bow out of the race, not to mention out of her way.
Khazei sat down with Greater Boston's Jared Bowen just hours after announcing his decision at his Boston campaign headquarters where as part of his announcement he said:
"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. Elizabeth Warren has struck a chord with citizens across our state and across our country, at all levels of the political process, and I congratulate her on doing that so quickly. 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 the best way for me to be of service is to exit the race."
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