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Coakley Still Debating Possible Run For Governor


SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Attorney General Martha Coakley was in western Massachusetts Friday.

She attended meetings focused on labor and foreclosure issues, but there was one off-topic question that followed her around all day: will she make a run for governor next year?

“I’m thinking long and hard about it. I think Massachusetts has a lot of opportunities and challenges and I want to make a decision that will let me serve the public in the best possible way,” Coakley said.

Coakley says she will make a final decision by the end of this month.

There’s already a crowded field of Democrats running for Governor. Current State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Donald Berwick, Joseph Avellone, and Juliette Kayem have launched campaigns so far.

Republican candidate Charlie Baker, who ran for Governor in 2010, announced this week he will also be running again.

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