In Lowell: Add Rep Conroy to Dem Convention Speakers Roster

According to the State House News Service via the, State Representative Tom Conroy of Wayland has officially acknowledged that he too be will a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2012 race for the U.S. Senate. He joins a roster that includes Newton Mayor Setti Warren, City Year co-founder Alan Khazei, environmentalist and Democratic activist Robert Massie and and immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco. Delegates to the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention convening in Lowell this coming Saturday should expect to hear from all five declared candidates. This is an interesting opportunity for these candidates. An off-year gathering of activist Democrats in 2005 gave a tremendous impetus to the candidacy of a relatively unknown Deval Patrick that propelled him to the nomination and then to the Corner Office in 2006.

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