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Steve Grossman gets Democrats’ nod at convention

Coakley second, Berwick third; Avellone, Kayyem won’t make ballot

WORCESTER — Treasurer Steve Grossman won a solid but expected victory in the Democratic race for governor at the state party’s convention on Saturday, while Attorney General Martha Coakley, who holds a vast lead in public opinion polls, captured second place by a narrow margin.

Former federal health care executive Don Berwick used his appeal to the party’s left wing to pull within one point of Coakley at the convention, setting up a three-way race in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary. Berwick’s success on Saturday ensures that Democratic primary voters dissatisfied with either of the two more established candidates have an alternative.

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