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Coakley's 'Countdown' Tour

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Martha Coakley greets supporters (AP)
Martha Coakley greets supporters in Framingham. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

Attorney General Martha Coakley, the front-runner in the race to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat, is finally acting like a candidate.

For the next five days she is barnstorming around the state, meeting voters in short campaign stops. Up until now Coakley has had very few traditional campaign stops where she presses the flesh and speaks to strangers.

Her first stop was in Framingham on Thursday where she bounded around the parking lot in dangerously high heels shaking hands with supporters.

Inside a Greek restaurant she spoke to about a hundred people and told them the most important thing is that they “vote at least once” on Tuesday. The room was charmed and everyone laughed.

Unlike one of her opponents, Congressman Mike Capuano, Coakley doesn’t hang around and take questions from voters on the issues. She spoke to a few people who approached her and then was spirited away to her next campaign stop.

This program aired on December 3, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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