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.
The most remarkable aspect of the question is that it was asked.
Two years ago, Coakley was political Kryptonite. The Democrat who lost the seat held by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy to a little-known Republican wasn’t expected to have a political future, much less a rising one.
But following her reelection win as attorney general, she beat her way back to grudging respect.
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