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October 8, 2011

Bob Massie steps out of Democratic primary contest

U.S Senate candidate Bob Massie Jr, dropped out of the race to be the Democratic nominee on Friday. (Pic courtesy of pbs.org)

One week following the exit of Newton Mayor Setti Warren from the race for the Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in next November’s much watched election, another candidate has decided to end his campaign.

A statement posted on the website of Democrat Bob Massie Jr  Friday morning, announced that he will be exiting the primary field.

“Today I am withdrawing from the race for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate. I am doing so because the momentum of the race has shifted so profoundly that I can no longer see a path for me to win the primary and defeat Scott Brown.

As someone who loves our history and our commonwealth, it has been a privilege to run for this office over the last nine months.   One cannot retrace the steps of great senators like John and Edward Kennedy without coming to understand the importance of this role.”

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