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New England News
12:16 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

If Governor, Grossman to Focus on Education and Manufacturing

Massachusetts Treasurer and democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor in 2014, Steve Grossman, spoke with members of the Berkshire Brigades. He sat down with WAMC News as well.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman was in Pittsfield Wednesday as he ramps up his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Covering a wide range of topics, Grossman spoke with about 20 people at the Democratic Berkshires Brigades in downtown Pittsfield. If elected, the treasurer says he aims to create 50,000 manufacturing jobs over five years, especially in places like Pittsfield.

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New England News
1:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stopped at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield after announcing she's running for Governor in 2014.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley continues her statewide tour after announcing a run for Governor in 2014.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Berkshire Democrats Mixed on Coakley's Run

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joins a crowded Democratic field for governor in 2014.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced she will run for governor in 2014, but Democrats in the western part of the state are ambivalent.

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New England News
12:16 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Attorney General Martha Coakley Announces Run For Governor

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced a run for governor.  She joins an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 election.

Stressing  job creation, economic development, and education the state’s  top prosecutor, Martha Coakley entered the 2014 fray for governor Monday morning.  She greeted people at a diner in her home town of Medford, the first stop in what her campaign said will be a three-day barnstorming swing that will take her to 18 cities across the state.  Her campaign tour was scheduled to hit western Massachusetts Tuesday.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Berkshire Republicans React to Baker's Announcement in Race for Gov.

On Wednesday, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker announced he will run for Massachusetts' Governor in 2014.
Credit Draft Charlie Baker for Governor 2014

Republicans in Western Massachusetts are reacting to Charlie Baker’s announcement that he will once again run for governor.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

Grossman Calls For Ban On Outside Spending In Race For Governor

Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman, who is one of five Democrats currently running for Governor, issued a challenge to his rivals this week.  He called on them to sign the so-called “People’s Pledge.”  This ban on third-party campaign advertising was popularized in the 2012 race for U.S. Senate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Grossman about this and other issues.

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New England News
3:37 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Mass. Lt. Gov. Murray Drops Out of Race for Governor

Credit James Day / Governor's Office

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has decided against running for governor in 2014.

A political aide to Murray confirmed Friday that Murray, a former mayor of Worcester, has sent an email to supporters announcing his decision to skip the race.

The Democrat said in an interview with the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two daughters.

The decision could dramatically alter the landscape for the next gubernatorial election. Gov. Deval Patrick has ruled out running for a third term.

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