Attorney General Martha Coakley On Her Bid For Governor

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Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A WBUR poll out Wednesday shows Attorney General Martha Coakley maintaining a big lead in the race for Massachusetts governor. She has been the state's top prosecutor since 2007, where she has overseen a number of high profile legal cases as the attorney general.

But it's a crowded Democratic field, with former healthcare official Donald Berwick and State Treasurer Steve Grossman in the mix. On the Republican side, Charlie Baker is raising more money than his three Democratic rivals. In June, Baker brought in about $400,000, compared to Coakley's $173,000.


Martha Coakley, Massachusetts attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor. She tweets @marthacoakley.


WBUR: Coakley Gains Ground Over Baker In Mass. Gov. Race

  • "A new WBUR poll finds Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley with a strong lead in the race for governor. Coakley outperforms both of her Democratic primary opponents — State Treasurer Steve Grossman and health care administrator Donald Berwick. She’s also gained ground over Republican Charlie Baker, increasing her lead in a potential general election against Baker from nine percentage points in May to 13 now."

The Boston Globe: GOP's Charlie Baker Tops Democratic Rivals In Fundraising

  • "Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker raised substantially more money than his three Democratic rivals in June and had the most money in the bank on Monday, according to preliminary fund-raising figures provided by the candidates’ respective campaigns."

This article was originally published on July 03, 2014.

This segment aired on July 3, 2014.


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