Can Martha Coakley overcome her political past on primary day – and beyond?

September 2, 2014

With the primary election one week away, the Democratic nomination for governor seems to be Martha Coakley’s to lose. For months, polls have showed the sitting Attorney General leading Treasurer Steve Grossman and healthcare executive Don Berwick  by a comfortable margin. But as Coakley tries to close the deal, some say her campaign stops feel understated– even a bit anxious– and as WGBH News Reporter Adam Reilly explains – Coakley’s bruising 2010 loss to Scott Brown could be a big reason why.


Shannon O’Brien is the State Tresurer, and Joan Vennochi is a columnist for the Boston Globe.

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