Republican Baker pulls even with Democrat in Massachusetts governor race

BOSTON (Reuters) – Republican businessman Charlie Baker has pulled even with Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to be the next governor of Massachusetts, a series of new polls showed. Coakley, who would be the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts, is in a statistical tie with Baker, according to a WBUR/Mass Inc poll released on Wednesday that was the third this week to show the two closely matched. Forty-four percent of 503 likely voters polled by WBUR/Mass Inc Sept. …

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