Tom Conroy Reportedly Plans to Exit Senate Race

Conroy will hold a press conference Monday morning at the State House.

Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) reportedly will announce this morning his decision to drop out of the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race.

A press release from Conroy's camp said the third-term representative will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. outside the main entrance of the State House on Beacon Street.

Boston.com reports that Conroy cited Elizabeth Warren's name recognition and fundraising ability as reasons behind his decision to discontinue his bid. Warren is currently leading in the Democratic polls.

“I did not enter this race to run against Elizabeth Warren," Conroy told WBUR.

North Shore lawyer Marisa DeFranco, Newton resident Herb Robinson and lawyer James C. King remain in the Senate Democratic primary race now that Conroy, , Somerville resident and activist , and Brookline resident and City Year founder have dropped out.

Conroy announced his candidacy in June and kicked off his campaign with a hike throughout the state that in early July.

Conroy told Boston.com he plans to seek reelection to his current representative's seat.


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