In September 2013, a western Massachusetts reverend issued a statement saying, “After long contemplation and prayer, I have decided to run for governor. I will run as an independent.”
Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independent candidates Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively, and Jeff McCormick faced off in a wide ranging discussion moderated by WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
Why should you watch or listen to the governor’s debate?
The race for governor of Massachusetts remains a virtual tie.
The first WBZ TV-UMass Amherst poll on the Massachusetts governor’s race shows it’s a tight contest between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley.
All five candidates on the November ballot will be in the WBZ Studios on the evening of Tuesday, October 7.
Two polls in a row show the close race between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker as they make a run at the State House.
Coakley has called on Baker to take a so-called “people’s pledge” against advertising by outside groups in the November race, but Baker’s campaign said Wednesday that was not an option.
Charlie Baker will get another shot at winning the Massachusetts governor’s office in November.
Candidates for every office from governor to state representative are revving up their get-out-the-vote efforts as they work to pull sympathetic voters to the polls on a Primary Day officials warn could see a low turnout.