Maxwell Kennedy backs Khazei for uncle’s seat

By Antoinette Pizzi, Cape Cod Times

BOSTON — Maxwell Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, endorsed Alan Khazei yesterday in the race to fill his uncle Edward M. Kennedy’s vacant U.S. Senate seat.

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“I have never come out for any candidate for a Democratic primary in my life and I really didn’t want to do that in this race,” Kennedy said. “And when Alan announced I knew I had no choice because this guy is going to be absolutely one of the most extraordinary and amazing senators of our generation.”

Khazei, who is an underdog in the three-way primary race, is founder of City Year, a volunteer program for youths run in 19 U.S. cities, and Be The Change Inc., an organization that helps nonprofit groups find public policy solutions.

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