Coakley Aims To Be First Woman Elected As Mass. Governor

March 1, 2014 8:03 PM
Coakley Aims To Be First Woman Elected As Mass. Governor
" BOSTON (AP) — When Martha Coakley graduated from law school, her father gave her a plaque that read “sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.” She’s spent the past several decades trying to prove him right.

The North Adams native, who grew up reading Nancy Drew novels and watching Perry Mason, became the first woman elected Middlesex District Attorney and the first elected Massachusetts Attorney General.

Although she lost her bid to become the state’s first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, Coakley is hoping to be the first woman elected Massachusetts governor. But she faces a series of hurdles, including winning the Democratic nomination in a five-way contest.

“They know I’m working hard. They’ve seen that I’m out all the time. I’m enthusiastic. I’m energetic about it, because I am. Voters sense that,” she told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

Another challenge for Coakley, 60, is persuading voters she’s bounced back from her loss to Republican Scott Brown in the 2010 special election to fill the late Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat.

Coakley began that rebuilding effort immediately, launching a successful re-election bid to win a second term as attorney general "

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