Candidates geared for final push before primaries
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents should anticipate a flood of political ads in the final days before the Sept. 9 Democratic and Republican primaries.
Campaigns are hoping voters will begin paying more attention to the races after Labor Day.
Meanwhile, a telephone poll of more than 600 likely voters released on Friday by The Boston Globe shows Republican Charlie Baker in a statistical tie with Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in November. The survey was conducted from Aug. 17-19 and has a margin of error of 5.2 points.
Coakley faces state Treasurer Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Donald Berwick in the Democratic primary.
Baker’s Republican opponent is Mark Fisher, a business owner and tea party member.