Martha Coakley

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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 […]

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Meet the New Massachusetts Democratic Party

Wednesday morning’s Democratic Party Unity Breakfast can accurately be described as an opportunity for a room full of straight men to pledge fealty to their […]

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Steve Grossman Shines, Martha Coakley’s Fine, and Don Berwick Whines

Steve Grossman delivered a terrific performance Wednesday evening, for what was presumably the most-watched debate of the Democratic gubernatorial primary. He was sharp and focused, […]

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Don Berwick Just Put Out a Petty New Ad

Don Berwick is out with a new TV ad featuring child versions of Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman: So here we have two generally popular Democrats, […]

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Here’s Charlie Baker’s Brutal, Searing Argument Against Martha Coakley

Republican Charlie Baker has been preparing to run against likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley for at least a year now. So you might expect […]

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The Deval Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands.

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The Big Spenders: A Breakdown of Campaign Donations by Sector

The gubernatorial race is in full swing this month, but who is financing whom? Below, a breakdown of campaign donations by sector.

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Debate Season Is Officially Upon Us

With barely two weeks until the state primary, the candidates trailing Martha Coakley need to use their ads and the media debates to try, somehow, to […]

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Woe Is Martha Coakley

It’s tough to be Martha Coakley, apparently. “The political insiders, the big-money Super PACs, the old boys club—they’re all against her,” laments the narrator of her […]

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Martha Coakley Rolls Right Along

Frank Phillips’s cover story in this week’s unfortunately named Globe Capital section is a diligent and well-executed analysis of what each of the Democratic and […]

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Attorney General Tells Market Basket CEOs to Mind the Law

After receiving an “uptick” in calls from Market Basket employees concerned about their legal rights as workers, Attorney General Martha Coakley teamed up with New Hampshire’s […]

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Gov. Patrick Signs Bill to Protect Patients Accessing Abortion Clinics

A bill to put protections in place for patients visiting abortion clinics and other health facilities throughout the state was signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick […]

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That Pro-Steve Grossman Ad Is Unlikely to Shake Up the Race

The big concern of some Massachusetts Democrats lately has been that “Mass Forward,” the pro-Steve Grossman Super PAC, would unleash a torrent of brutal attack […]

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With First Ad, Steve Grossman Goes (Mostly) Positive

Last week, I told you to “expect [Steve] Grossman to start spending soon” on television advertising, and the wait wasn’t long at all: he announced today […]

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Shelves Remain Bare As Market Basket Protests Continue

Shoppers visiting Market Basket locations over the weekend were met with pamphlets and petitions in place of produce and other perishable goods as the embattled […]