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Maura Healey On Attorney General As The People's Advocate

Candidate for attorney general, Maura Healey, in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Candidate for attorney general, Maura Healey, in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Next Tuesday, primary voters will choose between Warren Tolman and Maura Healey as the Democratic nominee for attorney general. The winner will face Republican attorney John Miller in November.

While the two Democrats agree on most policy issues, they are drawing sharp distinctions in how they view the office: advocacy or activism.

Maura Healey lays out her vision for the attorney general's office.


Maura Healey, civil rights attorney and Democratic candidate for attorney general. She tweets @maura_healey.


WBUR: Warren Tolman On Attorney General’s Active Role

  • "Certainly, there's a place to investigate, there's a place to prosecute, there's a place to do those things. But I believe it's more than that. I believe you need to be a proactive progressive. My vision is broader, a lot broader."

WBUR: Race For Mass. Attorney General Splits Democrats

  • "When Maura Healey, a rookie politician running for the post, took the stage at the Democratic convention in June, the weary crowd went wild. ... But another candidate, former state Sen. Warren Tolman, brought out the party loyalists."

WBUR: Race For Attorney General Turns Testy At Debate

  • "[A] huge margin of voters remain undecided, and the candidates know they need to quickly win them over."

This article was originally published on September 04, 2014.

This segment aired on September 4, 2014.


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