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Dan Wolf for governor?

The Phoenix suggests our state senator may run for governor in 2014

Add his name to the list of those seeking the Democratic nomination

By Walter Brooks

Very popular locally, Dan Wolf may be a dark horse in the 2014 governor's race.Although he is not well-known state-wide, The Phoenix reports that Dan Wolf, the first-term state senator from the Cape and Islands and founder of Cape Air, is seriously considering a run for governor, according to a source working close to the senator.

So what if the election is a few days away, we can start getting all worked up over the 2014 Democratic primary for governor today.

State Treasurer Steve Grossman is giving it a "hard look" and of course there's Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is still very much in the running, but Dan Wolf may be a really significant "Dark Horse" in  to replace Deval Patrick.

Wolf would appeal to Massachusetts' Democratic progressives in what is likely to be a competitive Democratic primary in two years when Deval Patrick's second term ends.

The Phoenix claims that Wolf brings a successful business background to the table, and he presumably has money to finance a state-wide campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Wolf serves on a number of boards, including the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1979.

He strongly supports both the Massachusetts Health Care Reform of 2006 and President Obama's Affordable Care Act that is modeled on it. He says that healthcare reform helps small business.

A supporter of Cape Wind, he is an advocate for renewable energy and conservation, and as a state senator from Cape Cod, has declared a goal of making the Cape energy-self-sufficient within 15 years.

Read The Phoenix story here.

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