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Hillary Clinton to campaign for Martha Coakley

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.Frank Franklin/Associated press

After Michelle Obama rallied Democrats on Friday, Martha Coakley’s campaign is preparing for a visit by another prominent woman in Democratic politics: Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate in 2016.

A Clinton aide on Friday confirmed that the former first lady will campaign for Coakley as part of a mid-term campaign swing to boost Democrats across the country, but would not provide any details on the location or date of the Coakley event.

Clinton’s arrival is part of a broader effort by Coakley’s campaign to rally women voters and emphasize the history-making potential of her candidacy.


Like Coakley, who is trying to become the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts, Clinton frequently rallies audiences by highlighting the importance of breaking the “highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics.”

Former President Bill Clinton came to Massachusetts to campaign for Coakley during her ill-fated 2010 US Senate race.

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