Coakley's Next Move: Re-Election
After loss to Scott Brown, she will work for new term as AG
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 5:10 PM CST
In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, listens to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley concede after losing a special election in Boston, Jan. 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(Newser) – Martha Coakley isn't done with politics yet: She'll be running for re-election as Massachusetts attorney general in the fall. "She loves her job," says her spokesman. "Many of the issues she discussed during this campaign are issues she's already fully engaged in as attorney general—holding Wall Street accountable, taking on predatory lenders, fighting to make health care more affordable for all our citizens."

It's not clear whether Coakley will face a challenge, either from Democrats or Republicans. Some Democratic prosecutors and legislators had started to prepare campaigns, assuming she would ascend to the Senate, the Boston Globe reports. Her spokesman dismissed the idea that she's now vulnerable. "One thing that has never changed—before or after this election—is that Martha Coakley is universally praised as an outstanding attorney general who gets results for the people of this state."

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Jan 21, 2010 12:46 PM CST
she is just not likable, I hate the way she speaks
Jan 21, 2010 12:42 PM CST
The most disturbing issue with Martha is her belief that "...religion doesn't belong in the ER..." What did that tell everyone how she really feels about health care reform, and all of us, in America....VERY disturbing!
Jan 21, 2010 12:06 PM CST
Martha, you just cost the Dems a very important vote. Noone would elect you dog-catcher. Go away.