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Baker acknowledges he flubbed fisherman’s tale in debate

As Martha Coakley criticized her rival, Charlie Baker said he was glad the incident raised the fishing industry’s profile.

Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker participated in a debate hosted by WGBH News and The Boston Globe.

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Keeping political perspective as Election Day nears

Too often the hyper-partisans act as though a candidate who holds a different point of view has a tarnished character.

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Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino planned his funeral

It should surprise no one that in the months before his death, the former mayor left unambiguous instructions on his funeral and burial.

Baker acknowledges he flubbed fisherman’s tale in debate

As Martha Coakley criticized her rival, Charlie Baker said he was glad the incident raised the fishing industry’s profile.

In Providence, Obama plugs policies for women

President Obama said policies that ease financial and other burdens on women will help make the economy stronger overall.

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Top row: Martha Coakley (left), Charlie Baker. Bottom row from left: Jeff McCormick, Evan Falchuk, and Scott Lively.

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Top row: Martha Coakley (left), Charlie Baker. Bottom row from left: Jeff McCormick, Evan Falchuk, and Scott Lively.

Everything you need to know about the race for governor

It’s been a long, long campaign. Voters can be forgiven if they tuned out once or twice along the way. But with the election just days away, it’s time to plug back in.

Democratic candidate for Governor Martha Coakley took her dogs for a quick walk before leaving her home early Saturday morning on Oct.25, for a full day of campaigning.

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One recent day with Martha Coakley

Martha Coakley appealed for votes in Lowell, posed for photographs with supporters in Lawrence, and attended a forum in Boston.

Charlie Baker leaves Fourth Presbyterian Church after a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

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One recent day with Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker went to an interfaith forum in Boston, met with his staff in Brighton, and schmoozed with voters on Castle Island.

Tracking the stories that the Massachusetts political community is talking about on Twitter.
Each week SocialSphere, in partnership with The Boston Globe, ranks the most influential political voices on Twitter.

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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