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Coakley Returns To Mass. AG's Job After Senate Loss

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Democrat Martha Coakley concedes Tuesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Democrat Martha Coakley concedes Tuesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Martha Coakley returns to her day job as Massachusetts attorney general after her losing U.S. Senate bid.

The question is whether she will seek re-election this fall. Like Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's other constitutional officers, she is up for re-election in 2010.

Listen: Coakley's Concession Speech
http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2010/01/news_0119_coakley-defeat-speech.mp3

Tuesday's loss was a bitter one for Coakley, who had eyed a Senate race since at least 2004. And Democratic sniping about the reasons for her loss was sure to persist.

Already, Patrick is facing two challengers, including state Treasurer Timothy Cahill. Auditor Joseph DeNucci has also announced his retirement.

And an array of House and Senate members lined up to be appointed attorney general had Coakley proved victorious in the Senate race.

This program aired on January 19, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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