Celtics Co-Owner Steve Pagliuca to Run for Kennedy’s Senate Seat

One Boston sports figure is making a run at the vacant Senate seat left by Ted Kennedy, but it isn't Curt Schilling.

Instead, Stephen Pagliuca, the co-owner of the Celtics, will make a run for the Senate, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal report.

Pagliuca, who made his money as a private-equity investor, is reportedly assembling a campaign staff.

"We're putting a staff together so we can hit the ground running," one adviser told the Globe.

From the WSJ:

"Mr. Pagliuca would be following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney, his former boss at Bain Capital who left the firm to launch a political career in 1994 with an unsuccessful senate race against Mr. Kennedy. Unlike Mr. Romney, who became the governor of Massachusetts and a presidential candidate, Mr. Pagliuca is a longtime Democrat and contributor to the party."

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