2014 Gubernatorial Race

Candidates For Governor Hit Campaign Trail

September 13, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and running mate Steve Kerrigan will join Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy to greet diners at a luncheonette and ice cream parlor in Newton on Saturday. Republican Charlie Baker is visiting the Big E Festival in West Springfield with Springfield City Councilor Tim Rooke.

Map Analysis: Coakley Won Where It Matters

September 11, 2014
Martha Coakley greets supporters after delivering her victory speech in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Tuesday’s returns show that Martha Coakley ran strongly in the kinds of communities she will need to win in a November matchup against Republican Charlie Baker.

Coakley Looks Forward To Opposing Baker

September 10, 2014
Martha Coakley delivers her victory speech Tuesday night in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with Democratic candidate Martha Coakley about what’s next after she won her party’s primary Tuesday night.

Baker Prepares For Strong Opponent In November

September 10, 2014
Charlie Baker greets supporters after delivering his primary night speech. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with the Republican candidate Charlie Baker about what’s ahead in his campaign.

Analysis: What’s Ahead In The Race For Governor

September 10, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

The front runners prevailed in Tuesday’s primary elections. Republican Charlie Baker will face off against Democrat Martha Coakley in the November election to choose the state’s next governor.

It’s Baker Vs. Coakley For The Corner Office

September 10, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face off in November after winning the gubernatorial nominations of their respective parties.

Coakley To Face Baker In Mass. Governor’s Race

September 09, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick.

Interactive Map: Town-By-Town Results For 5 Key Mass. Primaries

September 09, 2014

See our map for detailed results of five races: Republican governor, Democratic governor, Democratic lieutenant governor, Democratic attorney general and Democratic treasurer.

Photos: Primary Day In Massachusetts

September 09, 2014

Massachusetts voters are casting ballots in a number of Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. Check out scenes from across the state.

How It Unfolded: Primary Day In Mass.

September 09, 2014
Maura Healey celebrates her win in the Democratic race for attorney general. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Follow along with Poll Vault’s data-focused look at Primary Day.

What To Watch For On Mass. Primary Day

September 08, 2014
A line outside a Cambridge polling place on Nov. 6, 2012. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

The candidates have traversed the state, shaken countless hands, and made their final pitches. Now it’s up to Massachusetts voters.

Where The Gubernatorial Candidates Stand

September 08, 2014

A look at where the Democratic and Republican candidates for Massachusetts governor stand on a series of issues ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Political Analyst: ‘People Have Their Minds Made Up’

September 08, 2014

Tufts University political science professor Jeff Berry says that getting out the vote — not winning new votes –is the main focus ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

On Final Weekend, Democratic Gov. Hopefuls Turn To Spirituality, Sports And 6th District

September 07, 2014
Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, from left, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman at the state Democratic Convention in Worcester, Mass. in June. (Stephan Savoia/AP, file)

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman spent the weekend making a final pitch to potential voters ahead of the Massachusetts statewide primary elections Tuesday.

Primary Candidates Making Final Pitch For Votes

September 06, 2014

Republican and Democratic candidates for governor are crisscrossing Massachusetts in a final push for votes before Primary Day.

Tea Party Candidate Fisher Has Lot Of Ground To Make Up

September 05, 2014

The latest WBUR tracking poll places Mark Fisher behind Republican frontrunner Charlie Baker by more than 50 points.

Coakley Again Targeted By Rivals In Final TV Debate

September 05, 2014

The three Democrats running for governor debated taxes, free community college, the Lottery and the recent probation department corruption trial during their last televised debate before Tuesday’s primary.

Republican Charlie Baker Wants To Run A More Efficient Mass. Government

September 05, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, right, chats with Bradford Herrick, of Bridgewater, during a visit at Eagle’s Deli in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is a results-oriented manager, with a desire to find ways to make government more efficient.

Coakley Talks Lead In Governor’s Race

September 04, 2014
Martha Coakley, during a WBUR debate in June (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Martha Coakley joins WBUR as part of our ongoing series of conversations with the state’s gubernatorial candidates.

Republican Fisher Aims To Be The State’s Next General Manager

September 04, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher addresses the crowd at the Massachusetts Republican convention in Boston in March. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Fisher says if he were elected governor, he would sell his metal fabrication company in Auburn to focus on being general manager of the commonwealth.

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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