Coakley: I'll Agree To 'People's Pledge' In Governor's Race

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Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's looking forward to working with other Democratic candidates to come up with a so-called "people's pledge" in next year's campaign for governor.

Coakley made her statement Wednesday after a fellow gubernatorial hopeful, state Treasurer Steven Grossman, called on her to agree to a pledge.

Grossman said that he and the other Democratic candidates have already agreed in principle to sign a pledge.

Charles Baker is the sole Republican candidate.

The "people's pledge" refers to an agreement that Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren hammered out in their 2012 U.S. Senate campaign.

That agreement sought to discourage television, radio and Internet ads by outside groups.

In this year's special U.S. Senate election, Democrats Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch agreed to a similar pledge. Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez declined.

This program aired on September 18, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.