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.
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.
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.
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."
Three weeks left in the campaign, and not much will probably change in the race for governor from here on in, David Bernstein writes.
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.
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
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.
WBUR reports. Can both candidates learn from their past losses?
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.
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.
Attorney General Martha Coakley today announced a lawsuit against five large banks and mortgage companies, alleging they falsified documents, seized property they had not right to, lied to borrowers about refinancing programs and attempted to circumvent state property registration laws by using a private clearinghouse - which is also named in the complaint.
The suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, names Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, GMAC and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System.
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