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Mayor: Baker’s New Bedford Story is ‘Far-Fetched’

Charlie Baker's story of a New Bedford fisherman he met while on the campaign trail is raising eyebrows on the South Coast.

Baker's says the story of the mountain of a man who told his sons to work as fishermen instead of taking athletic scholarships actually occurred du

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Baker, Coakley Wrangle Over Issues In Final Debate

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley made their final pitches to voters in a televised debate.

During Tuesday's match-up, the two laid out their plans for job growth, the best response to Ebola, the proliferation of outside political ads, and how the state should cope with immigrants who are in the country illegally

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Baker, Coakley Face Off In Gubernatorial Debate

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate.

Coakley says if elected she would focus on building a sustainable economy from the ground up while Baker says he would focus on strengthening local economies in struggling parts of the state

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Candidates Spar Over Paying For Southcoast Rail

Both Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley say they support the SouthCoast Rail Project, but they differ on how to pay for the estimated $2 billion project.

During a debate Friday at UMass Dartmouth, Democrat Coakley expressed her support for a plan approved by Gov

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Bill Clinton to Campaign for Martha Coakley

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Massachusetts to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley.

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Candidates For Governor Joust In Boston Debate

The candidates running for Massachusetts governor toughened their rhetoric during their first Boston televised debate with Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley jousting on questions of how best to overhaul the state's child welfare agency and bring down health care costs

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First Lady Michelle Obama Stumps For Coakley In Boston

First lady Michelle Obama is making a political swing through New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine.

Obama energized a crowd at the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood during a rally for state Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial bid, warning that "races like this can be won or lost by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes

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Top Candidates Agree to South Coast Debate

The two front-runner candidates for governor in Massachusetts have agreed to a debate on the South Coast.

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will engage in a one-hour debate at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 17, from 4-5pm

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For-Profit Schools Suing A-G Coakley Over New Regulations

An association representing for-profit schools is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley over new regulations they say are unconstitutional.

Coakley says the regulations require for-profit and occupational schools to provide accurate information to the public while prohibiting misleading advertising and addressing unfair lending practices

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Unveils Economic Plan

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled an economic development plan he says will create jobs, strengthen communities and build better schools.

The plan calls for using tax credits to offset the cost of minimum wage increases, and to reward businesses that hire welfare recipients and veterans

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