GOP write-in gives Coakley unexpected run for AG
Republican James McKenna says he is running for attorney general against Democrat Martha Coakley to break up the “boys and girls club” on Beacon Hill.
The former prosecutor from Millbury says Coakley has avoided prosecuting fellow Democrats and also used political correctness to determine her stance in pursuing illegal immigrants.
He vows a corruption strike force if elected in November. Yet he stumbled while trying to define his stance on capital punishment, the federal Defense of Marriage Act and records showing he had missed voting in the 2000 presidential election, the 2004 and 2008 primaries and several municipal elections.
Coakley lost a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Scott Brown in January.
She was poised to run for re-election unopposed, but McKenna mounted a last-minute campaign.