Massachusetts casino board

Voters might recognize the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor from previous high-profile election losses. Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are both seeking the State House's corner office. Independent candidates Jeff McCormick, Evan Falchuk, and Scott Lively round out the field.


CoakleyMartha Coakley

Democrat Martha Coakley is the current state attorney general and former Middlesex district attorney.

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bakerCharlie Baker

Republican Charlie Baker is a former health care executive and the former Secretary of Administration and Finance under the Weld and Cellucci administrations.

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Evan FalchukEvan Falchuk

United Independent Party candidate Evan Falchuk is an entrepreneur in the medical sector.

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LivelyScott Lively

Independent candidate Scott Lively is a Christian pastor and attorney.

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MccormickJeff McCormick

Independent candidate Jeff McCormick is a venture capital investor.

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An in-depth look at Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley.

Martha Coakley delivered the concession speech to her Senate run in January 2010.

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Martha Coakley rebuilt her name, raising questions among critics

Over the past four years, Coakley has been at the forefront of the foreclosure crisis, domestic violence, and Medicaid fraud.

// Quietly, Martha Coakley’s husband buttresses her efforts

Thomas O’Connor is a constant presence behind the scenes, traveling with Coakley and acting as a tough critic, she said.

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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PHOTOS | Down to the wire

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.

After the disappointing end to his gubernatorial bid in 2010, Charlie Baker hugged his running mate, Richard Tisei, at their election night party.

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After 2010, Charlie Baker’s business options rich with complications

A review of Baker’s career over the past four years found he leveraged his connections in business and politics with ease.

// This time around, Baker’s wife steps into foreground

“Last time, I kind of felt like I was all out,” Lauren Baker said. “This time, I want to be all in.”

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

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PHOTOS | Down to the wire

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.

The race for lieutenant governor

Globe coverage of the campaign between Democrat Steve Kerrigan and Republican Karyn Polito.

Republican Karyn Polito and Democrat Steve Kerrigan, though far from the main stage of the gubernatorial race, are trying to shore up the gubernatorial hopefuls at the top of their respective tickets.


PolitoKaryn Polito

Republican Karyn Polito is a former state representative, Lottery Commission member, and Shrewsbury selectwoman.

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brownSteve Kerrigan

Democrat Steve Kerrigan has been an aide to former Attorney General Thomas Reilly and Senator Edward Kennedy, and served as co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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Reublican Karyn Polito in Roslindale (left) and Democrat Steve Kerrigan in Franklin.

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Mass. lieutenant governor hopefuls labor in obscurity

Karyn Polito and Steve Kerrigan are trying to make an impression — any impression — on voters.

// 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.

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