A Democratic Attorney General principally facing off against a ideologically inoffensive Republican. It could be nearly five years ago. Dig deeper, though, and it becomes patently obvious that this is not the same race.
Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for governor, has leaned into this race far more than she apparently did when she fell to Scott Brown in the 2010 special US Senate election. In short, Coakley has been no slouch in this campaign. More important she has been a workhorse in the attorney general’s office. The values she has brought to that office make her the best choice for governor.