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By adamg - 4/2/19 - 12:37 pm

WBUR reports that former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who'd already been doing some consulting for vape maker Juul, is taking a full-time job at the company - pushing the company's assertion that it's doing everything it can to keep young people from e-smoking and that vaping is a great way to get adults off real cigarettes. As AG, Coakley fought for a crackdown on e-cigarette companies.

H/t Liam Sullivan for the headline.

By adamg - 10/30/14 - 8:06 am

Joan Vennochi says Charlie Baker should've gotten mad, not sad, when that fisherman told him he wouldn't let his kids go to college.

Tears: Good or bad?

By adamg - 10/28/14 - 8:10 am

If you missed last night's debate, the Herald has a recap. Also, you can catch the final debate tonight at 7 p.m. on WCVB - which also won't include the other three guys.

Coakley denies she was reluctant to investigate DiMasi.

By adamg - 10/27/14 - 8:18 am

The two main candidates for governor debate tonight, starting at 8 on NECN. Evan Falchuk, meanwhile, still hopes to crash the party through a court order - his hearing is today.

By adamg - 10/26/14 - 1:26 pm

The Globe looks at the road to redemption for losers Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley.

By adamg - 10/23/14 - 11:26 pm

A Globe poll shows Baker with a 9-point lead, due mainly to independents settling on him as their candidate. It's the first poll to show such a wide gap between Baker and Coakley.

National media has glommed onto the Chokely meme, but ya know, one could make the case that Baker's a choker of a loser, too.

By adamg - 10/20/14 - 11:15 am


Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for treasurer proves his tightness with the dollar with an ad that seems to be made by his family, although it was really produced by an ad agency in Virginia.

Coakley and Baker discussed the economy, education and transportation at a debate just for them.

A pollster type discusses why a tight race in the polls would be good for Coakley.

By Anonymous - 10/19/14 - 11:37 pm


Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.

By Anonymous - 10/19/14 - 7:19 pm
By adamg - 10/16/14 - 9:58 am

WBUR explores why the governor's race is so sleepy:

Even in their affects, the candidates seem to be veering closer. Baker looks determined to ease back from the more combative posture that is his nature, while Coakley is struggling to dial things up beyond a just-the-fact mien that fits her prosecutor’s background, but isn't an asset in a candidate for governor. If the convergence continues, by November we may just be referring to the duo as "Chartha" or "Marlie."

By adamg - 10/6/14 - 8:13 am

The five candidates for governor will debate tomorrow at 7 p.m. on WBZ.

Erin O'Brien considers the effectiveness of that Rovian ad attack on Coakley and children.

The group that sued the state over the state of foster care says Coakley should watch her mouth.

By adamg - 9/26/14 - 9:20 pm

A trade association of for-profit career schools in Massachusetts is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley, saying her attempts to regulate them violate their First Amendment rights and federal regulations and are a just a confusing mish-mash of nonsense they say does nothing to protect students, whom they say already enjoy bountiful legal protection by the Federal Trade Commission, among others.

By adamg - 9/17/14 - 2:19 pm

Fresh from crushing a bunch of Democrats in the casino battle, here's Bill Weld introducing Charlie Baker's economic advisors, bipartisan, natch, who gave us this plan (which Weld himself probably wrote one afternoon before taking a refreshing dip in the Charles and then

By adamg - 9/16/14 - 9:25 am

WBUR reports several Mass. supermarket chains are helping to fund ads against the proposal, which would require deposits on non-fizzy drinks.

Martha Coakley thinks the mayor of Quincy is backing Charlie Baker simply because he holds a grudge over her failed effort to convict Treasurer Tim of Quincy and a guy who is now an aide to the mayor on corruption charges.

By adamg - 9/9/14 - 10:38 pm

WBUR reports. Can both candidates learn from their past losses?

By JohnAKeith - 9/18/13 - 9:52 pm
Coakley at Fenway

Martha Coakley visits outside Fenway Park

How serious is Attorney General Martha Coakley taking her run for Massachusetts governor?

She spent this evening talking (and shaking more than a few hands) outside Fenway Park.

Perhaps a change in strategy from her last try for higher office.

By adamg - 9/29/12 - 4:33 pm

At a press conference yesterday, state Attorney General Martha Coakley minced no words about Annie Dookhan, the state chemist accused of tampering with drug samples in thousands of criminal cases:

Annie Dookhan's alleged actions corrupted the integrity of the entire criminal justice system. There are many victims as a result of this.

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