Martha Coakley

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Obama Hasn’t Forgotten Martha Coakley’s ‘Shaking Hands’ at Fenway Gaffe

In case you’ve forgotten about what Martha Coakley said about campaigning at Fenway Park back when she was running against Scott Brown in the 2010 special […]

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Martha Coakley Withdraws Herself from Suffolk Presidency Job

Former Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday that she is not in the running to be the next president of Suffolk University. “I would like […]

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Is Martha Coakley the Next President of Suffolk University?

President Martha Coakley? No, not that office of president, but president of Suffolk University. The Boston Globe and Boston Herald are reporting that the former attorney general […]

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Martha Coakley to Join Boston University School of Law as Adjunct

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will join Boston University’s School of Law as an adjunct professor, the school announced Thursday. Coakley, who graduated BU […]

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Martha Coakley Gets a Partial Win on Foreclosures

Martha Coakley—and other homeowner advocates—got a big, if incomplete, victory earlier this week, and it’s gone oddly unnoticed by Massachusetts media. In a decision announced Tuesday, […]

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Charlie Baker Elected Governor of Massachusetts

She waited it out—and that was okay with her opponent, Charlie Baker—but on Wednesday morning, hours after the polls closed, Democrat Martha Coakley conceded the […]

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Watch the Gateways Cities in the Massachusetts Elections

One of the big reasons Massachusetts Democrats have been especially formidable in recent years is the increasing mobilization of people in so-called Gateway Cities—and especially […]

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Insiders Poll: Charlie Baker Ran a Better Campaign

Charlie Baker’s campaign executed a better strategy and messaging, giving it a big advantage over Martha Coakley. So say the Massachusetts political insiders I polled […]

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Candidates for Governor Take a Stance on the Arts

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker wasn’t a gifted artist. His rival, Democratic nominee Martha Coakley, used to have a bit of flair when it came to […]

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New Globe Poll Shows Charlie Baker Soaring

The new Boston Globe/SocialSphere poll out Thursday night shows Charlie Baker rocketing to a nine-point lead, 45% to 36% over Martha Coakley. That’s a big […]

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The Globe Swings and Misses

When you boil it all down, the story is that perhaps Martha Coakley was not open enough about something that she was putting in press […]

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‘Arts Matter,’ and MASSCreative Is Making Sure the Candidates for Governor Know It

Artists and organizations that promote people’s creative skills are preparing to bombard—in a friendly way—the candidates for governor, to remind them that the arts should not […]

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Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley Heat It Up

The WBZ gubernatorial debate Tuesday evening started to reveal the friction heating up between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, but the tension really rose Wednesday […]

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Politics: One Theory

Over the past quarter-century (at least), Massachusetts voters have weighed two major factors in choosing a governor in the general election: 1. Which candidate do […]

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The Tightening Race for Massachusetts Governor

It’s not terribly surprising that the Massachusetts gubernatorial race appeared to tighten in the first few weeks after the primary. To a considerable extent, Martha […]