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Atty. General Coakley Gets A Republican Challenger

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Attorney General Martha Coakley is no longer running for re-election without a Republican challenger.

Millbury lawyer James McKenna has now qualified as a write-in candidate for the November ballot.

Mckenna is calling for a crackdown on illegal immigration and more rigorous prosecution of government corruption.

"I think that I struck a chord with the voters. I also think it's in the context of a voting public who does not want to really put up with much more from the incumbent. They want change in that regard," McKenna says.

A spokesman for Coakley says she welcomes the challenge.

This program aired on September 17, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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