Posted at: 09/16/2013 11:12 AM
| Updated at: 09/16/2013 1:00 PM
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced her bid for governor.
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BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has officially launched her quest for governor.
In a video posted on her campaign website Monday, the Democrat said she wants to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to succeed, and that starts with a strong commitment to education.
Coakley is scheduled to start her day greeting diners at a Medford diner.
It's the first stop of a three-day tour that will take her to Brockton, Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, Barnstable, Newton, Framingham, Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, North Adams, Boston, Lowell, Lawrence, Newburyport and Gloucester.
The 60-year-old Coakley is a native of North Adams. She lost her last high-profile political race - a special election to U.S. Senate in 2010 - to Republican Scott Brown. She was re-elected attorney general in 2010.
Five other Democrats and one Republican have announced runs.
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