Campaign Updates

STATEMENT ON CHARTER SCHOOL DECISION

SOMERVILLE - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Martha Coakley today issued the following statement on the news that no new charter schools were approved this year: "Today's news that all new charter school proposals were rejected is disappointing, and I am calling on the Department of Education to reconsider the decision. Families and children in Brockton and Fitchburg deserved better. We shouldn't let a technicality get in the way of offering increased opportunities to our children in school distr... Read More...


THE WELFARE REFORM RECORD CHARLIE BAKER IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ON THE TRAIL

SOMERVILLE – Monday, October 13, 2014 - As the Boston Globe noted today, Charlie Baker has stressed the 1990s wedge issue of welfare reform as a priority during this campaign, despite the fact that most “reforms” to the system were already passed by the Legislature a few months ago. But one thing Baker and his supporters are not talking about is his own record on welfare reform as both a Secretary in the Weld administration and during his 2010 campaign. Read More...


ICYMI: Karyn Polito Running out the Clock on Debates

BOSTON – Sunday, October 12, 2014 – With each passing day, it becomes clearer Charlie Baker’s radical Republican hand-picked running mate is hoping to dodge Steve Kerrigan’s call for six debates around the state. Today, the Sentinel & Enterprise laid bare the Baker campaign’s clear strategy of keeping Polito under wraps so she doesn’t have to answer for her record of votes opposed to equality. The Sentinel piece noted the lengths they went to schedule a deb... Read More...


PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO HEADLINE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN SUPPORT OF MARTHA COAKLEY AND STEVE KERRIGAN

WORCESTER – Friday, October 10, 2014 – President Bill Clinton will join Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley and her running-mate for Lieutenant Governor Steve Kerrigan for a campaign rally at Clark University in Worcester on Thursday, October 16. Doors will open to the public at 2:00 p.m. Read More...


ICYMI: FACT-CHECK FINDS BAKER'S RECORD ON CHILD WELFARE NOT WHAT HE SAYS IT IS

BOSTON - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - The Boston Globe today fact-checked Republican Charlie Baker's record on child welfare issues, revealing that during his time in state government, caseloads went up and resources were taken away from the then-struggling child protection agency. Read More...


MARTHA COAKLEY, STEVE KERRIGAN OUTLINE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS IN MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan today outlined a comprehensive, inclusive and forward-looking plan to turn the Massachusetts economy around and give everyone a fair shot at opportunity. The plan focuses on making strategic investments in our workforce, building economic growth in each region, creating a fairer and more competitive business climate, and promoting fairness for all workers. Read More...


BIPARTISAN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES CALL OUT CHARLIE BAKER FOR MISLEADING VOTERS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

John Rogers, a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, “Mr. Baker didn’t seem to have a strong understanding of climate science or the facts about renewable energy." Read More...


It’s Debate Day: Where’s Karyn Polito Hiding?

BOSTON – October 7, 2014 – As Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker square off tonight for the first Boston-area televised debate and their second of five televised scheduled debates, Baker’s hand-picked running mate is ducking Steve Kerrigan’s six-debate, statewide challenge. Kerrigan and Polito have but one confirmed, 30-minute debate a week before the election and immediately before a higher-profile gubernatorial showdown which will undoubtedly draw more media attention. Read More...


Martha Coakley Receives Endorsement of Statewide Leaders within the Latino Community

This Monday, Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan were proud to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus, based on their commitment to fairness, equality and opportunity for all workers and families in Massachusetts. Read More...


CHELSEA: Martha Coakley lanzó su campaña en español en Tito's Bakery

La candidata a la gobernación de Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, visitó la ciudad de Chelsea este lunes para reunirse con líderes latinos en la conocida pastelería local Tito’s Bakery. Read More...

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