State Sen. Dan Wolf Enters Race For Mass. Governor

July 10, 2013 4:30 PM
State Sen. Dan Wolf Enters Race For Mass. Governor
" BOSTON (AP) — The contest to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick began to take shape Wednesday on the Democratic side, with Treasurer Steven Grossman poised to become the first current statewide officeholder to enter the race and State Sen. Dan Wolf from Cape Cod announcing that he would be a candidate as well.

The head of Grossman’s political committee, DJ Napolitano, told The Associated Press that Grossman would formally announce his plans to seek the 2014 Democratic nomination at the state party’s platform convention in Lowell on Saturday.

The 67-year-old Newton resident is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The long-time party activist won the Massachusetts treasurer’s office in 2010, his first elective office.

“He’s ready to make the next step and serve the people of Massachusetts and bring economic and social justice to everyone in the state,” Napolitano said.

Wolf, one of the founders of Hyannis-based Cape Air, declared his candidacy in a video posted Wednesday on his campaign website "

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