This is pretty much game over, no?
Khazei spokesman Scott Ferson said the City Year co-founder will make his exit official at his campaign headquarters at noon tomorrow.
Since [Elizabeth] Warren, a Harvard Law professor and former Obama administration consumer advocate, entered the race, Khazei, 50, has struggled to raise money, and seen his political support wane.
“She has struck a chord, no doubt about it,” Khazei said in an interview this morning. “It’s definitely affected my position. So fundraising has been tougher, and in terms of attention … It’s challenging. Things have definitely shifted.”
It’s now time for the remaining candidates – all of whom are good Democrats and have a bright future in MA politics – to ask themselves whether, if Khazei saw the handwriting on the wall in terms of money and attention, should they not do the same. Is it worth pursuing a contested primary? Or should the party unite now behind a candidate? I like primaries, as I’ve said many times before. But for a primary to be worth pursuing, there has to be some realistic doubt as to the final outcome.