Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) launched her campaign for governor of the state on Monday.
Coakley lost a special Senate election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D) seat to former Sen. Scott Brown (R) in 2010. She is the most widely recognized candidate in a Democratic field that includes former Homeland Security advisor Juliette Kayyem. On the Republican side, only former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has announced a run for the governor’s office.
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