2014 Gubernatorial Race

WBUR Post-Election Poll: Governor’s Race Went Down To The Wire

November 07, 2014
Charlie Baker greets supporters at his election night rally in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A WBUR post-election poll released today reveals that 8 percent of voters made up their mind in the final race days, and another 7 percent of voters decided on Election Day.

Commentary: Testing Your Political Bias

November 06, 2014
Joanne Kinchla passes out "I Voted" stickers after voters cast ballots at Burlington High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here’s a post-election test to help you recognize your bias, in case you are uncertain how you should be labeled, politically.

After Victory, Charlie Baker Begins Transition

November 06, 2014
Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, along with Lt. Gov.-elect Karyn Polito, take questions Wednesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

After declaring victory Wednesday, Governor-elect Charlie Baker met with Gov. Deval Patrick to start talking about the transition between administrations.

Here’s How The Mass. Governor’s Race Unfolded Election Night

November 05, 2014
Charlie Baker greets supporters at his election night rally in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

It was a suspenseful nail-biting gubernatorial race Tuesday as the vote tally coasted back and forth between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley — and election night turned into day.

After Loss, Coakley’s Political Future Uncertain

November 05, 2014
Martha Coakley speaks to supporters Wednesday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Coakley is not saying what kind of work she’ll pursue when her term as attorney general ends in January. “I want to find a way to continue working for the people of Massachusetts. What form that takes, I don’t know yet,” she told supporters Wednesday morning.

WBUR Analysts Payne, Domke Talk About Close Governor’s Race

November 05, 2014

WBUR’s political analysts Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne discuss results in the Massachusetts governor’s race.

Coakley Concedes To Baker In Governor’s Race

November 05, 2014
Martha Coakley speaks to supporters Wednesday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts’ long Election Night ended Wednesday morning with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding the governor’s race to Republican Charlie Baker.

Baker Leads, Coakley Waits To Concede Election

November 05, 2014
Charlie Baker greets supporters at his Election Night victory party in Boston Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Charlie Baker leads, 48.4 percent to 46.6 percent, a lead of about 38,000 votes out of more than 2 million cast.

Interactive Map: Town-By-Town Results For 13 Key Mass. Races

November 04, 2014
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This map shows the results from 13 key Massachusetts races — five statewide offices, three U.S. House seats, one U.S. Senate seat and the four state ballot questions.

Interactive Map: Town-By-Town Results For 2 New Hampshire Races

November 04, 2014
Republican Scott Brown and Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (AP)

This map shows the results from two key statewide races in New Hampshire: governor and U.S. Senate.

As It Unfolded: Election Day In Mass.

November 04, 2014
Charlie Baker, with wife Lauren, at his Election Night victory party in Boston (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Poll Vault’s Election Day coverage is here.

What To Look For On Election Day In Mass.

November 03, 2014
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The campaigning is over, and the general election is finally upon us.

Baker, Coakley Spend Final Hours On The Trail

November 03, 2014

The night before Election Day finds the two leading candidates for governor still out on the campaign trail, and respective campaign volunteers working the phones urging people to get out and vote Tuesday.

Commentary: Top 10 Surprises Of The Gubernatorial Race

November 03, 2014

Republican analyst Todd Domke shares his 10 surprises before votes are cast.

Political Analysts Break Down Gubernatorial Race

November 03, 2014

WBUR’s political team — Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke — joined Bob Oakes on Morning Edition to look back on the gubernatorial campaign and to look ahead to election day.

Coakley Rallies Volunteers, Dives Into A Tailgating Crowd

November 03, 2014

Martha Coakley’s campaign was counting on this final weekend to contact all their likely voters one last time before election day.

Baker Rallies Base In Final Weekend

November 03, 2014

With the edge in most polls, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker spent the weekend rallying his supporters.

Coakley, Baker Spend Sunday Making Final Appeal

November 03, 2014

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley spent Sunday searching high and low for undecided voters — from church pews to tailgate parties — as the hours ticked down to Election Day.

Baker, Coakley Make Their Final Pitches For Governor

November 01, 2014
Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker stand together at a Greater Boston Interfaith Organization candidates forum at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Boston on Sunday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

For both candidates, their closing arguments relied on the charisma and blessings of two politicians with direct experience in this job: Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and former Republican Gov. Bill Weld.

Coakley Says Baker Should Answer Questions Around Fisherman Story

October 31, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker answers questions Friday afternoon at his campaign headquarters in Brighton. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley is calling on her Republican opponent Charlie Baker to offer specifics about a story he told in their debate Monday.

What Do Coakley And Baker Have In Store For The Arts?

October 30, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley stake out positions on the arts.

Where Baker, Coakley Stand On Health Care

October 27, 2014
Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker, before a televised debate Tuesday in Boston (Barry Chin/Boston Globe/Pool/AP)

Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on some of the key concerns in health care? Here’s a summary of Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker’s plans.

All 9 Candidates For Mass. Gov: Where Do They Stand On Health Care?

March 13, 2014
Last time around: Gubernatorial candidates in 2010 (and moderator Jon Keller, center). Photo: AP.

Massachusetts can expect an interesting race for governor this year when it comes to positions on health care: A blogger has just rounded up the views of all nine candidates.

Avellone Focuses On Education, Jobs In Bid For Governor

October 17, 2013
Joe Avellone speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Lowell. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

The health care executive and former surgeon is pushing for changes to the way health care systems operate and changes to higher education as a way to fill jobs in fast-growing fields in Massachusetts.

Berwick Wants To Shift From Health Policy To Governor

October 16, 2013
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Dr. Donald Berwick at WBUR. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The former head of Medicare and Medicaid wants to plunge back into politics, drawing on his health care expertise to tackle broader issues.

Juliette Kayyem: Candidate For Governor

October 15, 2013
Democrat Juliette Kayyem in the Radio Boston studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

As a Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Kayyem hopes to bring her experience to bear on the problems facing the Bay State. She’s a former columnist for the Boston Globe, and as a former cable news terrorism expert, she’s comfortable in front of the camera. Now, she’s here in front of a microphone to talk about her vision for the state.

Independent Candidate Falchuk Lays Out Vision For Three Parties

October 10, 2013
Evan Falchuk is a candidate running for governor. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The health care businessman advocates for a new day of collaboration beyond red and blue in the governor’s race.

Coakley Makes Her Case For Governor

October 09, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the latest in our series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, Attorney General Martha Coakley talks about her failed Senate bid and key issues for Massachusetts.

Baker Renews Bid For Governor With Fresh Eyes

October 08, 2013
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker and his wife Lauren outside their home in Swampscott, Mass. (AP/Steven Senne)

The only Republican in the gubernatorial race reflects on his 2010 loss and lays out his vision for Massachusetts.

Grossman Lays Out Vision For Massachusetts

October 07, 2013
Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Lowell. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

In the first of a series of conversations wit the gubernatorial candidates, we talk with the state treasurer about his bid for governor.

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