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New England News
12:13 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor In Tight Race

Voters elected Republican Charlie Baker to be the next governor of Massachusetts.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Republican Charlie Baker will be the next governor of Massachusetts. He beat Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley. It was a close race down to the end.

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New England News
2:03 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Gov. Patrick: I Believe In Martha Coakley

Gov. Deval Patrick
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Today’s neck-and-neck election for governor of Massachusetts marks a new political era for the Bay State: Governor Deval Patrick is not on the ballot. But he is invested in the outcome. The Democrat, who is not seeking a third term, has been a vocal supporter of Attorney General Martha Coakley, who faces Republican Charlie Baker in today’s race. Patrick spoke this afternoon with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New England News
12:15 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Baker, Coakley Make Final Pitch To Massachusetts Voters

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

It’s the final hours of campaigning in Massachusetts, where polls show Republican Charlie Baker with a slight lead over Democrat Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, in the race for governor. Incumbent Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. Both candidates are seeking a political comeback after high-profile defeats four years ago. Earlier today, WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with both candidates.

12:15 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Coakley,Baker Clash In First Head-To-Head Debate

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker participated in an hour-long debate sponsored by WGBH and The Boston Globe

The two major party candidates for governor of Massachusetts, locked in a dead heat with just less than two weeks until Election Day, met for their first face-to-face broadcast debate last night.

Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican businessman Charlie Baker clashed over taxes and a mandate for earned sick time while defending their records on issues that have been the focus of campaign ads paid for by super PACs.

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New England News
6:58 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

Full audio from the gubernatorial debate on October 21st between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

Audio courtesy of WGBH.

New York News
10:41 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Massachusetts AG Coakley Readies For Tonight's Debate

Martha Coakley
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley debates her Republican opponent for governor, businessman Charlie Baker, tonight. WAMC will carry the debate from WGBH in Boston live at 7pm. Both candidates are looking for a political comeback: Baker lost to Governor Deval Patrick in 2010, and Coakley lost a special election for U.S. Senate to Scott Brown in her last statewide race. Ahead of tonight’s debate, Coakley spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

12:19 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Martha Coakley

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at Clark University in Worcester, MA with the Democratic candidate for Governor Martha Coakley and her running mate Steve Kerrigan

Democrats need a big voter turnout on Election Day in Massachusetts if they hope to hold on to the governor’s office when Deval Patrick’s second term is up in January. That point was driven home to hundreds of party activists at a rally in Worcester Thursday headlined by one of the party’s most popular national figures.

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12:29 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Race For Governor In Massachusetts Enters Final Month As Dead Heat

Republican businessman Charlie Baker and Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley are locked in a tight race for governor as the campaign enters the weeks.

Republican Charlie Baker has momentum as the race for governor in Massachusetts enters the final month.  It raises the question: Could Martha Coakley lose another big election?  

       Several recent polls have found the race for governor in Massachusetts is a dead heat between the major party candidates with three independents registering in the low single digits.  A double-digit lead Coakley once  had over Baker has now evaporated.

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12:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Candidates For Governor Focus On Western Mass. In Debate

The five candidates for governor in Massachusetts participated in a debate Monday at City Stage in Springfield.
Credit Dave Roback, Springfield Republican

The five candidates hoping to become the next governor of Massachusetts met in western Massachusetts last night for their first broadcast debate.  With five weeks to Election Day, and polls indicating a close race, the frontrunners played it safe and avoided gaffes.

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on the need for universal preschool and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation during a mostly cordial hour-long debate in Springfield Monday night that also included the three independent candidates for governor.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Charlie Baker Previews Tonight's Massachusetts Guberntorial Race

Charlie Baker hopes to become the latest GOP governor of Massachusetts.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The candidates for governor of Massachusetts will meet in Springfield tonight in the only western Massachusetts debate before Election Day. Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, independents Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively, and Republican Charlie Baker will take part in the hourlong debate. The latest polls show Coakley and Baker in a neck-and-neck race. Baker spoke today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.