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Gubernatorial candidates differ on role of state in immigration

Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker during a forum hosted by El Mundo Boston, a Spanish language media outlet, and Northeastern University.

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The five candidates for governor aired their differences during a forum on Latino issues at Northeastern University.

Martha Coakley greets voters Sunday in Framingham.


Martha Coakley bests Charlie Baker on early education

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Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

A senior campaign adviser said the Globe poll that showed Baker as well ahead was an “outlier.”

Former Obama lawyer declines attorney general offer

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was concerned that her experience would have led to a difficult confirmation process.

Senate Democrats borrow $10m as races tighten

Democrats see their US Senate majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum.

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The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Charlie Baker’s column.

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The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Charlie Baker’s column.

Charlie Baker jumps 9 points in new Globe poll

A new Globe poll depicts a far more comfortable advantage than either candidate for governor has enjoyed in months.By Jim O’Sullivan

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