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Election roundup: Debates and donations

Report on last night's debate. Read more. Even more.

New Jersey won't release a report on Baker's controversial donation to pal Chris Christie until after the election. Oh, yeah, well what about Coakley's National Grid donations, Republicans ask.

Poll shows Baker with slight lead.

A chat with Jeff McCormick, one of the other candidates for governor.

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Lack of judgement accepting that Grid money, creates the perception something ain't right!

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Between protecting the wine sellers that donated, sharing offices with Lantigua, prosecuting Cahill and the guys in Quincy, taking money from the guy which stole from Franciscan Children's Hospital, and not being part of any of the federal corruption probes of local pols, it's pretty obvious Coakley is more interested in personal political gain than taking duties requiring impartiality in public office seriously.

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Her office couldn't get a "disabled" body building firefighter who supposedly hurt himself while alone in a building he wasn't assign to convicted of fraud. This alone is what make me decide she wasn't very good at her job. The mark of a good AG is being active and winning cases. She seemed to do neither.

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She'll be out of a job soon!

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She went after the evil Tim Cahill....otherwise, it might be him running vs. Baker right now instead of her. Of course, her Buddy Bill Galvin did the exact same thing as Cahill and he's still in office. Coincidence?

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Doesn't take long for Baker's anti-Coakley trolls to pop up on these election posts apparently

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I vote democrat about 50% of the time and the others as an assortment of independent and republicans. I voted for Coakley when she was running against Brown and I trusted her enough to vote for her for AG. In a way I'd like to see her win as we live in the same ward of the same town.

But she did a lousy job, plain and simple. It's not a matter of supporting Baker or anyone else, it's a matter of looking at someone's record as an elected official and seeing how well they did they job. If they did said job poorly (very poorly) they don't deserve to continue into a more powerful position. It's unlikely she'd be a good governor if she wasn't a good AG.

For all the problems in state government Patrick did a reasonable job and seemed to get better over time. I'd vote for him again if I could. I blame the voters who foolishly voted for Coakley in primary -- there were better candidates.

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If you happen to not like Coakley, you're a troll.

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Dude , you don't think there is at least a clear conflict of interests in the National Grid , and also the Tim Cahill cases ? Deflecting the question of the question to trolling for Baker doesn't legitimize the action. These two situations seem to me to be self serving and wrong. She is enabled by a sense of entitlement. And, in the Cahill case , this thing seems to be going on still.

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Christie for his smoke screen. He'll have to buy him lunch. That means another year of fund raising.

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I explained the definition of trolls before and now I must write it again. Trolling requires the writer to disingenuously writing something to get hostile reactions from people. In this context, if one legitimately believes and express support towards Baker, regardless of disagreement, then it is not trolling.

Depending of your intention of your post. It very well possible your post is trolling. If you honestly believe any positive post towards Baker is trolling, then you're not. But if didn't post for that reason (even if the real reason is your disapproval of Baker, but as long you still don't believe every positive towards him is disingenuous), then you're just posting to get a rise out of people - trolling.

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Still a shame that Evan Falchuk wasn't invited (as well as the other two, but Falchuk was the most impressive, IMHO, and he was effective at keeping Coakley and Baker on-topic.)

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I've come to grips with the fact that I'm not even grudgingly satisfied with either major party candidate - quite frankly, I've resolved myself to four years of sub-standard state leadership.

I figure the most strategic use of my vote this time around is to try to get Falchuk and the UIP up over the 3% level so that in future election cycles they won't have to fight tooth and nail just to get a seat at the table (or a podium at the debates).

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I was within one click of sending WGBH an email expressing my disgust with their total disregard for the other candidates. Then realized they'd have a good laugh, delete it and probably not even respond.

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I wrote that question to their twitter account.

It has gone unanswered.

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WGBH no longer cares beyond keeping failed local journalists employed when every other outlet has fired them.

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