BOSTON (CBS) — The year 2022 will likely be a big one for local politics in Massachusetts. State House News Service Reporter Katie Lannan said it’s widely expected that Attorney General Maura Healey will run for governor.

“Her end-of-the-year fundraising activities certainly suggest she is ramping up for something, I suppose it could be another run for Attorney General but like the governor, she seems to be playing her cards relatively close to the vest before his announcement,” she explained.

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Healey also has more name recognition than the other candidates currently running, Lannan said, but some supporters are frustrated she’s taken this long to announce a candidacy.

SHNS reporter Matt Murphy said that Healey would enter the race as a front runner but “I think if people are thinking that she’s just going to waltz in and not have to put in the effort, they may be wrong there.”

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According to Murphy, many potential donors view Healey as a centrist and an establishment figure.

“She has the potential to be a historic candidate for governor but there are some on the left — and the Democratic party has moved to the left as much as we talk about the Republican party moving to the right — I think she will have some issues and some fences to mend with the left of her party.”

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CBSBoston.com Staff