2014 Gubernatorial Election

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.

Massachusetts Governor Candidates Raising Cash

July 05, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has taken a fundraising lead, having more than $1.1 million in his campaign as of June 30.

Supreme Court Rulings Highlight Differences In Mass. GOP

July 03, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher answered questions Monday at a forum in South Boston's District Hall. (State House News Service.)

Two recent Supreme Court rulings are highlighting differences between the Republican candidates for governor.

WBUR Poll: Coakley Gains Ground Over Baker In Mass. Gov. Race

July 02, 2014

Attorney General Martha Coakley increased her lead in a potential general election against Republican Charlie Baker from nine percentage points in May to 13.

Mass. Gov. Candidates Discuss Mental Health At Forum

June 26, 2014

Democratic candidates Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick and Republican candidate Charlie Baker discussed gambling addiction, the state’s opiate crisis and other issues at a forum hosted by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Independent Mass. Gov. Candidate Makes November Ballot

June 23, 2014
Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk informs workers at his campaign headquarters that he has become the first gubernatorial candidate to officially qualify for the November ballot. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Evan Falchuk and his running mate, Angus Jennings, submitted more than the required 10,000 certified signatures to the secretary of state to earn a spot on the ballot, beating by more than a month the July 29 deadline for candidates not affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties.

Photos: WBUR Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

June 18, 2014
From left, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Photos of the WBUR debate.

Watch, Listen: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate At WBUR

June 18, 2014
WBUR debate

Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman participated in an hourlong debate at WBUR.

Democrats Seek To Distinguish Themselves In WBUR Debate

June 18, 2014
From left, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Four days after the convention, Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman are beginning to sound unique.

Dems Hit Campaign Trail After Party Convention

June 16, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is claiming momentum after qualifying for the primary election and says he’s confident he can make himself better known to voters in the coming months.

Following Democratic Convention, Political Strategists Preview Gov. Race

June 16, 2014

Two longtime political strategists in the state — Republican John Sivolella and Democrat Susan Tracy — joined WBUR’s Morning Edition for a look at what’s next in the race.

Grossman Gets Dem Endorsement, But No Clear Political Winner

June 15, 2014
Massachusetts state Treasurer Steve Grossman acknowledges supporters as he takes the stage at the state Democratic Convention. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Steve Grossman received the endorsement in the race to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick, with 35 percent of votes cast. Martha Coakley and Don Berwick also qualified for the primary ballot.

Mass. Democrats Narrow Governor Field To 3

June 14, 2014

State Treasurer Steve Grossman topped the balloting at Saturday’s party convention, winning 35 percent of delegates at the Democratic state convention in Worcester.

Massachusetts Democrats Weigh Candidates At Convention

June 14, 2014

Two of the five Democratic candidates for governor–Juliette Kayyem and Joseph Avellone–will not be advancing to the September primary. Staff for the three other gubernatorial hopefuls, Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick, all confirmed that their candidates would make the primary ballot, though vote totals had not yet been announced at the Worcester gathering.

8 Mass. Gov. Candidates Appear In Video PSA On Prostate Cancer

June 13, 2014

“As candidates we don’t agree on everything, but we do agree on this,” Martha Coakley, the Democratic frontrunner, says in the video.

5 Democrats Debate Days Before Convention

June 10, 2014
Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls take a group selfie following a debate at Suffolk University Tuesday. From left Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, Juliette Kayyem and Joseph Avellone. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald/AP/Pool)

The five Democratic candidates for governor are trying to set themselves apart ahead of this weekend’s nominating convention. But in a debate Tuesday at Suffolk University, all too often they echoed each other.

GOP’s Baker Backs Minimum Wage Hike, Tax Credits

June 09, 2014

Charlie Baker released a series of economic proposals on Monday while beginning a statewide campaign tour.

Coakley Keeps Lead In Suffolk Poll

June 09, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley continues to lead the field of five Democrats, taking 44 percent in a Suffolk University poll released on Boston Herald Radio.

Democratic Convention Will Be Big Test For Coakley

June 08, 2014

The Massachusetts Democratic Convention looms as the biggest political test for gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley since an ill-fated U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Scott Brown more than four years ago.

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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