January 13th, 2010
11:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Coakley endorsed by The Boston Globe

Democrat Martha Coakley was endorsed for U.S. Senate by The Boston Globe Wednesday.
Democrat Martha Coakley was endorsed for U.S. Senate by The Boston Globe Wednesday.

(CNN) - The Boston Globe endorsed Martha Coakley for Senate Wednesday, saying the Democrat is more qualified to serve in Washington than her Republican opponent Scott Brown.

"She is by far the more qualified candidate, in experience and judgment," the Globe contended in the editorial released on its Web site late in the afternoon.

The newspaper's endorsement argued that it would be misguided to think sending Brown to the Senate, ending the Democrat's filibuster proof majority in the Senate, would satisfy Americans' frustration with Washington.

"A vote for Brown is hardly a symbolic protest against congressional gridlock and the ways of Washington," the Globe contended. "It's a vote for gridlock, in the form of endless Republican filibusters, and for the status quo in health care, climate change, and financial regulation. That's what will happen if Brown gives the Republicans the additional vote they need to tie up the Senate."

Brown had previously been endorsed by the Boston Herald and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.


Filed under: Extra • Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. mjm

    So an AG is more qualified to be a senator then, I don't know, A SENATOR?

    Nothing scares me more than a media outlet that is nothing more than a political arm of the Democrats. How can anyone possibly trust this paper? They are insanely bias.

    The people of MA are against this so called health care reform, not for it. Why would they want the democrat who votes yes to everything liberal as long as the payoff is big enough?

    January 13, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. James Kropog

    Liberal and biased. Democrats do not own that seat. It is there to serve the people not a rubber stamp for the left. Watching close in Ohio.

    January 13, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. Sparky

    I did not see in your article anything about the u-tube video showing Coakley's thug pushing a reporter over a low fence while on a public street, for trying to get comment from the top law officer about a comment she made in a closed-door fundraiser for Dems in Washington, D.C.. Can't she raise enough funds in Mass.? What's wrong with freedom of speech? Why would she hurry away from an assault and not report it or call the Law. Oh wait, she is the Law.

    January 13, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  4. Steve, NY

    Why are we listening to a newspaper that is run by the liberals. They probably have only 100 employees. What the newspapers should be reporting the facts like opinion surveys rather than endorsements. The bottom line they should stay out of it. Their opinions is not the same as my opinion, their opinion may not be a majority opinion either. Logically I don't get. This is a communist logic, Pravda only prints news one way, which is the government way. In this country , being a Democratic society, the people run the show and not a bunch of journalists.
    What CNN should be asking is it right for a newspaper to be endorecing a candidate, any candidate liberal or conservative?

    January 13, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  5. panterazero

    um, okay, the Herald endorsed the Republican and the Globe endorsed the Democrat. This would be national news only if it DIDN'T happen.

    January 13, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. Right Leaning Independent

    A Liberal Rag endorses a Democrat – Whoa! Stop the Presses... I bet they are so far underwater like most newspapers that they want a Democrat in office so they can hold their hand out and beg for some taxpayer help!!

    January 13, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  7. Sternberg

    Those Democrats just thought fillibusters were a wonderful thing, just a few years back.

    January 13, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  8. diane

    Martha Coakley is a do nothing AG – when I asked for her office's help and because they did not like my face they used what I called a legal discriminaton tactic on me by telling me they have a Exception Policy that they do not have to represent me if they feel its not in the best interest of the Commonwealth – I had two options either have the MCAD hear it or give it to the AG's Office seeing that I could not afford an attorney I was told the AG's Office would have an attorney represent me – this happened even though the MCAD found probable cause for me – her office even tried to twist the wording that the MCAD wrote to make it look like they said something else.

    If I have to go by horse and sleigh I will vote for Scott Brown.

    January 13, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  9. Bill

    Gee, a newspaper is biased. What else is new?

    January 13, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  10. That's NOT a big endorsement....

    remember, as Scott brown said, this Senate seat is the people's seat.....it doesn't belong to the establishment and that includes the socialist media....Tea Partiers will be heard next week on election night.....the days of ignoring your constitutients are over.....

    January 13, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  11. methuselah

    strange, brown supporters were announcing that he got this endorsement. But either way, the endorsement is valid. Brown only represents a NO vote in a NO party.

    January 13, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  12. Russell

    Shocking! Very shocking that the paper endorsed the dim for the seat. What a joke the media has become – all of it left and right.

    January 13, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Charles

    That's like saying NPR endorses insert-liberal-candidate here. A big DUH! Boston = Liberal Central

    January 13, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  14. Uh-Huh

    The Boston Globe???? Isn't this the same paper that gave her a 15 point lead in THEIR poll when other, more professional pollsters had the race at even, or even showed Brown up by one??? This is NOT a BIG endorsement. This was expected and changes nothing as far as the race is concerned. CNN, you are showing your bias......

    January 13, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  15. JJ in NY

    Nice try, Boston Globe..... another dem shill .

    How pathetic !

    January 13, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  16. jack

    After what the repukes have shown America in the health care debate, we should never vote for any republican candidate EVER again.

    January 13, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  17. Edmundo Castro

    Good job "The Boston Globe" hope others follow....

    January 13, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  18. Ancient Texan

    Gridlock is positively, absolutely, the best possible outcome for this demented, bankruptcy producing attempt for the far left government to take over individual healthcare. Reform is needed, but not this secret, backroom, bribe loaded boondoggle.

    January 13, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. Runofthemill

    Anyone with a brain and a conscience in MA has to vote Democrat. Period. brown is just another rightard pretending to be a moderate for the election. He reminds me a lot of an empty suit from Texas a few years back.

    January 13, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  20. WMiller

    Oh my goodness, the Globe endorsed a democratic candidate and Ticker calls the endorsement "big." What a surprise.

    January 13, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. Jane

    Imagine that....nothing political here. It's time to put some new blood into MA political system and guess what it's NOT Coakely. She represents the same stuffy, self centered, egotistical family they want to replace. Ted Kennedy is gone and they do not own the seat–it belongs to who the people elect not an idol or ideology.

    January 13, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  22. German,Irish American

    This is ahuge shock, the liberal rag Boston Globe endorses a Democrat. Experience and judgement and intelligence? She can't even spell the name of her own state, and insisted in the last debate that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda were all gone from Afghanistan. BUT, she's for the boondoggle health/stealth bill.

    January 13, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  23. REDSOXRIGHTWINGER

    Boston Globe??? WHAT A SHOCK! LIberal Obama kisser paper?? NO WAY would they endorse her??? OMG what crap! Boston Herald will endorse Scott Brown............Scott Brown for Massachusetts 2010!!!
    Hey Coakley.....take note how your state is spelled!!!!! HAHAHAHA what a JOKE SHE IS!!!!!!

    January 13, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. joe

    It's time to start. A vote for Brown would stop the madness. Health Care Reform, let me buy my health care across state line, not have the government tell me when to die.

    January 13, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. aware

    Twister of facts! :)

    January 13, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
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