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Martha Coakley publicity stirs speculation

2010 defeat did not end her higher office options

On Monday, she stood before the media announcing her indictment of the former state treasurer on public corruption charges. Two days later, she spearheaded Massachusetts’ court battle against the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Attorney General Martha Coakley was so often spotted behind media microphones last week that the average voter might have assumed she was making a big announcement of her own. But no, she was not running for higher office, she told a reporter who asked about her next move.

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