martha coakley

At rally, labor backs Coakley, condemns Globe poll

By 
Lauren Dezenski
Oct. 25, 2014

Mayor Martin Walsh speaks to the crowd of over 200 union members at a Martha Coakley rally at IBEW Local 103 on Saturday morning. Photo by Lauren Dezenski

If Saturday morning’s rally with union leaders and Mayor Marty Walsh is any indication, the Martha Coakley campaign is using recent poll numbers to seize the opportunity to whip supporters into action.

Labor was out in force at the IBEW Local 103 hall on Freeport Street as speaker after speaker condemned the recent Boston Globe poll putting Republican Charlie Baker nine points ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the gubernatorial race.  Read more

Tobin lets loose: 'That's why I was with Capuano'

Add City Councillor John Tobin to the list of Democrats upset with the way Attorney General Martha Coakley has run her U.S. Senate campaign.  Read more

Coakley at Eire pub tonight

On the eve of Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley is returning tonight to the Eire Pub on Adams St.

Coakley, the Democratic nominee and state attorney general, previously made a trip to the historic bellwether bar on the eve of the Democratic primary in December. She will be there at 7 p.m., according to her schedule.

State Sen. Scott Brown, a Wrentham Republican hoping for an upset, made his own visit on Dec. 23.

Two former presidents, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, have also dropped by in the past.

(Here's a 2004 Dorchester Reporter editorial on Reagan's 1983 visit. And here's a Kevin Cullen article from 2004 about the bar.)

Flaherty to hold 3 p.m. presser outside City Hall on new email deletion developments

City Councillor Michael Flaherty has scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference outside City Hall over Secretary of State William Galvin's announcement that he's forwarding his findings to Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Read more

Labor support waning, Lynch says no to Senate run

Third time won’t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didn’t think he could win.

Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name out of consideration for a run to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.  Read more