Bloomberg Endorses a Long-Shot Kennedy Successor

Up in his native Bay State, Mayor Bloomberg has endorsed Alan Khazei to replace Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. It’s the mayor’s first endorsement since his less-than-impressive re-election victory last week.

As Steve Kornacki notes, Mr. Khazei doesn’t seem to have much of a chance in the four-way snoozer of a primary. The current attorney general, Martha Coakley, opened a wide lead at the beginning and seems like she’ll survive, even as her ultra-conservative, uninpired campaign loses some of its support.

A spokesman for the mayor tells Azi Paybarah that Mr. Bloomberg has “worked closely with” Mr. Khazei, and he’ll host a fund-raiser for the candidate at his town house next week.

 

 

Bloomberg Endorses a Long-Shot Kennedy Successor