Broadside: Mass. political forecast for 2014

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September 19, 2013, 7:58 pm
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(NECN) - Martha Coakley's launch of her 2014 campaign for governor began at a diner in her hometown of Medford Monday.

Many say the 2014 race for governor in Massachusetts will boil down to Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

Democratic state Rep. William Straus and Republican state Rep. Dan Winslow weigh in on the race with their predictions.

Straus, who says he's for Democratic state Treasurer Steve Grossman, doesn't buy that Coakley is the frontrunner, "Because I think it's a wide-open field, because the people who count - that will be the primary voters themselves in September - really have not begun to focus, so to pick anybody as a frontrunner now is premature."

Winslow, who will be leaving Beacon Hill to work for a private firm at the end of September, says voters may have long memories, but Republican Charlie Baker still stands a good chance.

"What's interesting about that race is that the name ID for Charlie is actually not as high as you would expect, so he has a chance to reintroduce himself," Winslow says.

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