Keller @ Large: Coakley’s Failure Against Brown Won’t Matter In Governor’s Race

September 16, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Coakley’s Failure Against Brown Won’t Matter In Governor’s Race
" BOSTON (CBS) – You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot about Attorney General Martha Coakley Monday as she announces her candidacy for governor. And every story will likely take note of the fact that Coakley blew her 2010 run for U.S. Senate against Scott Brown, losing a seat that was considered a slam dunk for the Democrats.

The Coakley people expect it and, after nearly four full years of being constantly reminded of that debacle, they’re used to it. Still, it’s interesting that one of the more successful careers in recent state political history should be so strongly identified with its one glaring moment of failure.

So maybe we should take a moment to put the 2010 Brown/Coakley race in perspective.

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There’s no question that Coakley – like everyone else in the Massachusetts political world, including Scott Brown – thought the Democratic nominee would breeze to victory in that campaign "

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