Voters Go To The Polls: Baker, Coakley, Brown, Shaheen, Moulton, Tisei

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After months of campaigning, political advertising and debating, it's Election Day and it's now up to the voters.

In the race for governor, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley both say they're pleased with the state of the race.

"I think voters, for the most part, have liked what we've had to say about improving our economy and making Massachusetts more competitive and working on the achievement gap in education and really focusing on bringing a more disciplined approach to Beacon Hill," said Baker, who cast his ballot Tuesday morning in his hometown of Swampscott.

"We always knew this was going to be a close race," Coakley told reporters just after she voted in Medford. "It's why, from the beginning, we focused on having a really good ground game. Knocking on doors, going voter to voter. And I feel really good today. I think we've run a terrific campaign. My husband Tom and I have been knocking on doors and talking to people — and we knew this would come down to who's best organized."


David Scharfenberg, politics and public policy reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @dscharfGlobe.


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  • "WBUR’s Zeninjor Enwemeka, reporting from Cambridge (a liberal stronghold), found a steady stream of voters casting ballots earlier today. Many were hoping Democrat Martha Coakley would win the governor’s race, but it was the four ballot measures that prompted a lot of discussion."

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  • "Phoebe the dog watches voters in Cambridge cast their votes."

This article was originally published on November 04, 2014.

This segment aired on November 4, 2014.


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