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Massachusetts AG Joins Governor's Race

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, said on Monday that she would run for governor, three years after she shocked her party by losing a U.S. Senate race to a Republican in the liberal-leaning state.
September 17, 2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, said on Monday that she would run for governor, three years after she shocked her party by losing a U.S. Senate race to a Republican in the liberal-leaning state.

"I know what its like to lose a race," she said in a video announcement on her website to launch her campaign for the 2014 election. "But do you know what? It is nothing compared to what so many people go through every day of their lives."

Coakley, 60, was elected Massachusetts Attorney General in 2006. Since then, she has advocated gay marriage rights and won multimillion-dollar settlements from banks for their handling of subprime loans and other lending.

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