This has long been in the rumor/feeler stages, but today the AP reports that Jim Ogonowski really will run for US Senate against John Kerry.
Ogo turned out to not be a very good candidate when he ran for Congress last year in a special election, losing by a solid margin to Niki Tsongas. He didn't raise much money, never gained a strong debating presence, and couldn't seem to translate his personal story into a campaign theme.
Now he'll try running in areas far beyond where his local name recognition means anything, in far more heavily Democratic parts of the state, in what will be a huge Presidential-ballot turnout, against an incumbent with enormous resources. Good luck with that.
But, at least the state GOP will have someone on the ballot.