2014 Gubernatorial Race

Hillary Clinton Rallies Coakley Supporters

October 24, 2014
Hillary Clinton was in Boston Friday campaigning with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. (Jesse Costa/AP)

The visit by the Democratic’s Party’s most high-profile female comes as a new poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley’s support among women is falling.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns For Coakley In Boston

October 24, 2014
Hillary Clinton was in Boston Friday campaigning with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. (Jesse Costa/AP)

In her remarks, Hillary Clinton hammered on the need for equal pay for women, better child care, more sick days and paid family leave.

Coakley And Husband Discuss Motivation During Long Campaign

October 24, 2014
Democratic governor's candidate Martha Coakley and her husband, Tom O'Connor, speak with WBUR's Bob Oakes from their Medford home this week. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

WBUR’s Bob Oakes sat down with Attorney General Martha Coakley and her husband, Tom O’Connor, at their home in Medford to conclude our ongoing series of conversations with gubernatorial candidates.

Coakley Advisor Dismisses Globe Poll As ‘Outlier’

October 24, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

After the release of a Boston Globe poll showing Republican Charlie Baker with a nine-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick, a political advisor for Coakley, issued a statement saying the Globe poll was “clearly an outlier.”

Gubernatorial Hopeful Falchuk Sues To Be Included In Oct. 27 Debate

October 24, 2014

Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him.

Mapping The WBUR Poll Shows Cities To Be The Battleground

October 24, 2014
All candidate map

We plotted each and every respondent to the WBUR Tracking Poll on a state map.

A Flood Of Outside Money Is Boosting Baker

October 23, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, during a recent appearance at his campaign office in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A $4 million Republican edge in outside spending is exacerbating an already serious Democratic money gap.

Charlie Baker And Wife Discuss Governor’s Race In Dead Heat

October 23, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with Republican Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, in the kitchen of their Swampscott home.

What Do You Want Us To Ask Baker, Coakley?

October 22, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

We’re seeking your questions before an Oct. 28 broadcast debate.

Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate In Mass. Gov. Race, Talks Business Background

October 22, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.

Baker, Coakley Argue Policy Opinions With Care In Debate

October 22, 2014

With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state’s governor’s race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.

WBUR Poll: Baker Edges Ahead Of Coakley

October 22, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley participate in a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce debate. WBUR's Bob Oakes, right, moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.

Commentary: Charlie Baker Out-Debates His Chair

October 22, 2014

Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week.

Baker, Coakley Face Off In Gubernatorial Debate

October 21, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate.

Commentary: Can Charlie Baker Dodge Pay-To-Play Bullet On N.J. Connection?

October 21, 2014

The episode is a peek into how business is done when no one’s looking, says Dan Payne.

Evan Falchuk: Seeking To Build An Independent Party

October 21, 2014
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk is having difficulty gaining traction in the polls.

Why It Could Pay Off For Charlie Baker To Focus In On Boston

October 21, 2014
Republican governor's candidate Charlie Baker announces his urban agenda at his headquarters in Roxbury on Oct. 15. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has spent a lot of time wooing Boston voters in this election. And you might wonder why, since Boston consistently votes Democratic.

Changing Demographics Of Mass. Cities Narrow Baker’s Path To Victory

October 21, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker talks with reporters after speaking to members of The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston in Roxbury Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Demographic churn is turning an already narrow Republican path to statewide victory into a tightrope walk.

Massachusetts Tech Sector Feels Its Growing Weight In Politics

October 21, 2014

Tech trade organizations aren’t backing any particular candidate in the governor’s race, but workers are experiencing somewhat of a political awakening.

Scott Lively: Running To Restore Biblical Worldviews

October 20, 2014

The election for Massachusetts governor is just about two weeks away, and the polls show that independent candidate Scott Lively has the most ground to make up.

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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