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Martha Coakley Considering Run For Governor: Report

06/28/2013 10:11 am ET
AP

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate special election to Scott Brown after squandering a large lead, is considering running for governor in 2014, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

The Globe reports that Coakley may make a decision before a July 10 fundraiser in Boston to celebrate her 60th birthday.

Several Democratic candidates have already announced runs, and others are considering them, The Globe reports. Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is stepping down at the end of his second term.

Charlie Baker, the Republicans' 2010 nominee, is also considering a bid for governor, according to The Globe. And former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has not ruled out a run for the position, leaving open the possibility of a 2010 rematch against Coakley.

Despite losing the 2010 election in an overwhelmingly Democratic state after many campaign missteps, Coakley remains well-liked in the state. An April 2012 poll showed that she was more popular than either Brown or Patrick.

A Coakley spokeswoman declined to comment to The Huffington Post.

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