BOSTON (AP) – Democrat Alan Khazei has officially declared his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Scott Brown.

The co-founder of the City Year youth program made the announcement Tuesday in messages on social media and in email to supporters.

It will be Khazei’s second run for the seat that was held for nearly a half century by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Khazei was one of four candidates who ran in the Democratic primary leading up to the January 2010 special election.

Attorney General Martha Coakley won the primary before losing to Brown.

Khazei plans campaign stops this week in Boston, Worcester and Springfield.

Robert Massie, a former candidate for lieutenant governor, is the only other declared Democratic candidate.

The election is a year from November.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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