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Race to watch

Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

By most measures, Warren Tolman should be running away with the race for attorney general. He was an accomplished state senator, has run for statewide office twice, has raised more money than his opponent, and is backed by the AFL-CIO and all four former attorneys general.

Yet Maura Healey, a former assistant attorney general making her first run for political office, has used her compelling biography as a onetime professional basketball player and advocate for gay rights to turn the contest into a neck-and-neck battle that is dividing the hearts and minds of Democratic activists.

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