Celtics managing partner Stephen Pagliuca has begun collecting campaign contrbutions for his bid for Edward Kennedy's senate seat.
"People in Massachusetts and across the country are excited about this campaign," he said in an e-mail to potential contributors. "I feel very strongly that Washington needs candor and fresh ideas, and people have been responding to that. I hope you will help us champion that message."
Pagliuca is the managing director of Bain Capital and is a member of the NBA Board of Governors.