Four years after coming up short in his quest for the top statewide office in Massachusetts, Republican Charlie Baker declared victory early Wednesday morning in his race for governor, though Democrat Martha Coakley had not yet conceded the race.
Maura Healey, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Attorney-General, is defending Martha Coakley, the state’s current Attorney-General and gubernatorial candidate following criticism of her record on fighting public corruption.
Turned off Massachusetts voters who tuned out recent elections are being bombarded again by candidates and their supporters who are emptying their opposition research files, forking over campaign cash to TV stations for ads, rolling out high profile supporters and bouncing between debates and staged events all over the Commonwealth.
Locked in one of the tightest races for governor in the country, Martha Coakley called upon former President Bill Clinton on Thursday to help rally Democrats and make the case that she, and not Republican Charlie Baker, should lead Massachusetts.
Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney are scheduled to visit Massachusetts next week to influence politics and voting here, signifying the late stages of races as candidates look to the post-Columbus Day stretch until the November 4th elections.
This debate over pre-school and how to pay for it is an annual one in Massachusetts. Most recently, just last year, Governor Deval Patrick proposed clearing the voucher waiting list. It didn’t happen.
The Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor is making a big pitch to women, but has a lot of work to do. Charlie Baker trails well behind his Democratic opponent among female voters.
Berwick and Grossman will attend a unity breakfast Wednesday to pledge their support to Coakley. But whether their supporters will buy it after a long and – at times – bitter primary, that’s an answer we won’t get until November 4th.
We focus on a few of the issues the Democrats hoping for the state’s top job disagree on. The list of issues they agree on is much much longer.
If Coakley is elected governor, she’ll be the first woman to be elected to the position in Massachusetts history. Jane Swift became acting governor when Gov. Paul Cellucci resigned in 2001, but was never elected on her own.
The three Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor gathered in Chicopee Wednesday night. There was little back-and forth among them as they make their final push ahead of the September 9th primary.
The Democrats squared off on Herald Radio, while the Republicans took the stage at the Globe. One was feisty and the other was calm.
Massachusetts early primary is on September 9th, which leaves candidates only two weeks left to grab the attention of voters.
The Massachusetts Legislature frantically finished their formal sessions last week. Now, Governor Patrick and his staff have 10 days to decide whether or not to sign the bills into law.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to open a campaign office in Springfield this weekend. She’s one of four candidates for governor with offices in the central or western parts of the state.