Today, the residents of Massachusetts will take to first step to replace Senator Ted Kennedy by voting in the special election primaries. For the primary contest, the Democratic party fielded 4 great candidates by all accounts. All four candidates have superb resumes and possess progressive values aligned with the vast majority of the progressives in the country. However, of the four, Alan Khazei stands outs. Having worked with him for a Year at Be The Change for the ServiceNation Campaign, I truly believe that Alan has the skill set and the know how to be a great senator. During my time at Be the change, I watched him work diligently and tirelessly to build a bi-partisan coalition of organization and legislators around Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (SAA) authored by Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). If he can pull together the right people to get this don in the current political climate while he out of the Senate, Can you imagine what he will be able to do as a senator? Many others clearly agree with me on this. Newsweek has called Alan “Teddy’s Rightful Heir” while the Boston Globe has declared that Alan is “Massachusetts’ best chance to produce another great senator.” In addition to Newsweek and the Globe, The Blue Mass Group, MA’s most renowned progressive blog, has also endorsed him as well as many other local publications including The Daily News, AndoverTownsman, Cape Code Times, Telegram, Patriot Ledger and Wicked Local-West Roxbury. The Senate needs someone who can bring the gap and reach out to across the isle and Massachusetts need a senator with the potential being the next Ted Kennedy. I believe Alan is that candidate. If you live in MA, Find your polling station and Vote for Alan today. If you don’t live in MA, please share this blog post with any of your friend that may reside there. I leave you with this video from Professor Larry Lessig.