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Coakley Campaigns To Keep Job

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In an unofficial kickoff of her campaign Tuesday, Martha Coakley took the offensive in her effort to keep her job as attorney general.

Coakley, a Democrat, is more energized and critical in her re-election campaign than she was in her failed bid for the Senate.

Coakley attacked her Republican challenger, Jim McKenna, for lacking a plan to protect consumers from predatory lenders and questioned how he would hold big banks accountable.

"He has been silent about how we would work to protect children online or our kids in school," Coakley said. "He has said nothing about how he would stand for victims and protect public safety in our community."

McKenna responded by saying that even though Coakley has changed her campaign methods, she has taken the voters for granted.

This program aired on October 12, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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