Coakly’s New Campaign Aims to Avoid Past Mistakes

A big name jumped into the race for Massachusetts governor Monday. Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced her campaign in a web video and then visited a diner in Medford.

“I’ve always enjoyed my public service, and – to me – it’s about how I can best serve the people of Massachusetts. I’ve done that as district attorney. I’ve done that as an attorney general,” Coakley said. “And I am now looking forward to doing that as governor of Massachusetts, because I think that I am ready to both lead and listen to people in Massachusetts about what they want.”

New England Public Radio’s Sarah Birnbaum was with Coakley in Medford. She described the campaign kickoff to host Susan Kaplan.