2014 Gubernatorial Election

Gubernatorial Candidate Berwick Discusses Health Care, Casinos

September 02, 2014
Donald Berwick (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Donald Berwick.

In Governor’s Race, Coakley Seeks Another First

September 02, 2014
In this January 2014 photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley addresses a breakfast meeting of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce at a hotel in Boston. Coakley, a Democrat, is seeking the governor's office in the 2014 election. (Steven Senne/AP)

Martha Coakley was the first woman ever elected Middlesex County district attorney. She was the first woman elected state attorney general. Now she’s trying to become the first woman elected in her own right as governor.

Gubernatorial Candidate Grossman Talks Final Push Before Primary

August 29, 2014
Steve Grossman (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

State Treasurer Steve Grossman is one of three democrats in the race. As the primary approaches, he discusses his campaign’s final push, as well as his feelings on leadership.

Health Leader Berwick, Now A Candidate, Seeks ‘Compassionate Government’

August 29, 2014
Dr. Donald Berwick at WBUR in January (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s positions are built on a foundation of what he calls progressive values.

GOP’s Baker Stockpiling Money In Gov. Race

August 26, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has been busy stockpiling money for the November general election.

Candidates For Governor Joust With Primary Looming

August 25, 2014

Steve Grossman is sharpening his attack against fellow Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley over her settlement of a case involving a prominent lobbyist.

With Primary Nearing, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Casinos

August 20, 2014

With three weeks until primary polls open, the three Democrats vying to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday debated everything from the legalization of marijuana to indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry and casinos.

Democratic Candidates For Governor Battle In Debate

August 20, 2014

The three Democrats running for governor debate at Stonehill College Tuesday night, just a few weeks shy of the Sept. 9 primary election.

Mass. Governor Hopefuls Launch TV Barrage, Despite Audience Dip

August 18, 2014
Candidates in the 2014 gubernatorial election. (Top left to right) Charlie Baker, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk. (Bottom left to right) Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively, Steve Grossman, Mark Fisher. (WBUR file photo)

Ratings show fewer people are watching traditional television, but super PACs and gubernatorial candidates are still investing thousands of dollars in TV ads.

Watch, Listen: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate At WBUR

August 13, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher and Charlie Baker participated in an hourlong debate at WBUR Wednesday morning.

2 Republican Visions For Mass. At WBUR Debate

August 13, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Front-runner Charlie Baker and Tea Party-aligned Mark Fisher met for their first head-to-head debate of the campaign season.

Candidates For Massachusetts Governor Taking To TV

August 12, 2014

Candidates for governor and their supporters are taking to the airwaves in an effort to reach voters, many of whom are more focused on beach weather than political pitches.

GOP’s Baker, Democrats Spar On Homelessness Issue

August 12, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Democrats are sparring on the issue of homelessness.

Mass. Gov. Candidates Weigh In On Market Basket Dispute

August 07, 2014

The protests and empty shelves at Market Basket have gained the attention of gubernatorial candidates this election season.

Pro-Grossman PAC Releases Names Of Top 5 Donors, Including His Mother

August 04, 2014

A super PAC supporting Democratic candidate for governor Steve Grossman lists the name of his mother Shirley Grossman as one of its top contributors.

Meet The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates

August 04, 2014
Meet The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates

This fall, Massachusetts will elect a new governor. We’ve got brief bios of the three Democrats, two Republicans and three independents in the race.

Coakley Won Some, Lost Some In Legislative Session

August 02, 2014

While lawmakers failed to take final action on Attorney General Martha Coakley’s proposal to increase the penalty for corporate manslaughter from $1,000 to $250,000, she was able to claim other successes as the Legislature ended its formal session Friday. Coakley is one of three Democrats running for governor, along with Steve Grossman and Don Berwick.

GOP’s Baker Unveils Plan To Fight Drug Addiction

July 31, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is unveiling what he’s calling a comprehensive approach to tackling the drug addiction crisis in Massachusetts.

SuperPAC Ad Heats Up Massachusetts Governor’s Race

July 28, 2014

Martha Coakley is lashing out at rival Steve Grossman after an attack ad released by a SuperPAC supporting Grossman.

Partners HealthCare Deal An Issue In Governor Race

July 19, 2014

Attorney General Martha Coakley is coming under increasing fire from her Democratic and Republican rivals in the governor’s race over an agreement her office hammered out with Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts’ largest hospital and physicians’ network.

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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