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Politics

Baker, Coakley try to redefine candidacies

SALEM — Martha Coakley had already made the rounds of the shady English courtyard behind the Salem Inn, sure to shake hands with each of the curious who had come to meet her in person. Now, she stood before the crowd and made her pitch: No one would work harder to earn their votes for governor. She had learned from her defeat in the 2010 Senate special election.

“It was not an easy loss for me,” Coakley said.

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