King is pledging his support for consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic Party’s bid to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, who won the seat in a 2010 special election following the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.
King said that although he holds a “great deal of respect and admiration” for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Marisa DeFranco, Warren has the name recognition and party support to go head-to-head with Brown.
“Over the past few weeks, we had a number of meetings to look a the reasons we were running, especially in the context of so many polls showing that Brown was ahead of Elizabeth Warren,” King told The Republican. “We looked at our goals of defeating Scott Brown and rebuilding Sen. Ted Kennedy’s legacy, and decided that the best way to accomplish that at this point is to support Elizabeth Warren.”
And with all due respect to Marisa DeFranco, who (as I’ve said many times) I like and admire: the Democratic primary for Senate is over, and it has been for some time. Time to get out. You have a bright future in Mass. politics, if you play your cards right. But Kenny Rogers was right: you got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em…