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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
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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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley, Baker Spar Over Pre-Kindergarten Costs

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says her plan to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking state vouchers for pre-kindergarten would cost an estimated $150 million annually

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Martha Coakley Seeks Six Debates Around The State

Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley is calling for at least six debates with her Republican and independent opponents between now and Election Day.

Coakley's campaign manager, Tim Foley, said Friday that the campaign is reviewing many debate invitations that have poured in since the Tuesday primary

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Meets With Charlie Baker At City Hall

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed Democrat Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts.

On Thursday, the Mayor met at City Hall with the Republican nominee for Governor, Charlie Baker.

According to the Mayor, Baker asked for the meeting

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Massachusetts Election At A glance

^Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Martha Coakley 220,571 - 42 percent
Steve Grossman 190,436 - 36 percent
Don Berwick 111,264 - 21 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

2,062 of 2,173 precincts - 95 percent

x-Charlie Baker 110,711 - 74 percent
Mark Fisher 37,969 - 26 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Stephen Kerrigan 213,721 - 51 percent
Leland Cheung 125,369 - 30 percent
Mike Lake 82,949 - 20 percent
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^Attorney General Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Maura Healey 311,962 - 62 percent
Warren Tolman 188,145 - 38 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Deborah Goldberg 197,175 - 43 percent
Barry Finegold 142,061 - 31 percent
Tom Conroy 118,429 - 26 percent
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^U.S. House Distr

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Coakley Wins Three-Way Democratic Race

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has won the Democratic primary for governor.

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick in Tuesday's voting

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Endorses Martha Coakley For Governor

According to some polls, Martha Coakley is ahead by 30 points in the race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor.

On Friday she picked up more support --- an endorsement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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