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On the stump, it’s hand-to-hand combat

While Charlie Baker’s aides tell him to tone down his gestures, Martha Coakley says she doesn’t think about it.

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One candidate talks a lot with her hands, while her opponent tries to stay away from hand gestures.

Martha Coakley.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Will the Democratic machine work for Martha Coakley?

Some Democrats are endorsing Charlie Baker, and there are troubling signs of waffling by others.

Coakley, Baker rally supporters as election looms

With polls showing a neck-and-neck race, the gubernatorial candidates are marshaling their networks for Nov. 4.

John F. Bok, 84; helped preserve Boston’s history, shape development

Mr. Bok used his background as a lawyer to help shape Boston in a variety of ways.

Betting on Fung’s chances in R.I., Chris Christie joins in gubernatorial bid

The New Jersey governor said he wouldn’t aim resources at what he calls landslides or lost causes.

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Then-governor-elect Deval Patrick listened while being introduced during a 2006 event.  At the end of his second term, a Globe poll found Patrick getting decidedly mixed reviews for his handling of a range of key issues.

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Then-governor-elect Deval Patrick listened while being introduced during a 2006 event. As his second term comes to a close, a Globe poll found Patrick getting decidedly mixed reviews for his handling of a range of key issues.

Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters. By Michael Levenson

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