January 13th, 2010
11:13 PM ET
5 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. Obamalism

    Uhhh, this has about as much meaning as the NY Times endorsing any other democrat.

    How's those debates going, Coakley? lol

    January 13, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  2. Michael from Ventura

    As well it should!

    January 13, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  3. Forget the Globe.....

    forget big government, forget Obama socialism.......it's all about the Tea Party now and going back to our roots.....all incumbents must go and that includes Coakley since she's part of the establishment......

    January 13, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  4. GOP2010

    lol. What a surpirise a liberal news paper endorsing a liberal. I find it very funny that the dems are having trouble winninng in Mass. This has always been a blue state. The fact that the Dems are having this much trouble in Mass should tell you at CNN and the dems they are in HUGE trouble come Nov.

    I say kick all the dems out of office.

    January 13, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  5. Beverly in NC

    Amen – the last thing this country needs is another Republican in Congress. They have done NOTHING all year but call for the failure of our country and followed that up by voting NO on every single piece of legislation designed to help struggling Americans. They even voted against sending more protective gear to our troops!
    Republicans have become so full of hate they cannot even respond to the basic human needs of our People. We need to get these traitors out of Congress so we can restore this nation far more quickly.

    January 13, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  6. Dimslie

    Gee, the Boston Globe endorsing a Dim. What a surprise.

    January 13, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  7. Vietnam Vet

    Has the Globe ever endorsed any Republican? It is a left-wing fish-wrapper.

    January 13, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  8. valwayne

    The Boston Globe endorsing a Democrat! Such a suprise! The voters of MA have one of those rare oppotunities to truly send a message to power. A message that says NO to the trillions and trillions in corrupt spending and debt! A message that says NO to the Louisiana Purchase! A message that says NO to the Cornhusker Kickback! A message that says NO to breaking promises of transparency and putting critical public business on C-SPAN! A message that says NO the the incompetence of "The System Worked"! The voters of MA have a chance to send a freezing artic storm to DC and freeze the corruption in its place. Or they can continue with the same old politics!!!! A rare opportunity!

    January 13, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  9. Mr Right

    They are correct, vote for the democrat if you want to tear down the country through onerous new taxes and huge inefficent govenment. She and the elite left pretend to save the country by promising to take care of the sick and cleaning the air, who would be against that? Only those evil conservatives.
    But if you look at the facts you cannot spend yourself into prosperity and you cannot carry the country on the backs of the middle class, that is excatly what the Health care reform LIE and cap and tax will do.
    Believe what you want, but so far tthe left is taking us in a direction any one with common sense can see will be the road to ruin and will take generations to recover, if we can at all.
    13 – 14 trillion in debt and climbing, time to cut up the credit cards and stop spending.....

    January 13, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  10. vwrtb

    Well done!

    January 13, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. conservative

    The news ought to be that a republican is even close in Mass. A testament to the anguish in this country with the Dems in" junta" control of America!!

    January 13, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  12. John an Independent from NY

    I hate the Republicans but I also have seen how the Dems are a complete bunch of imbeciles. Both have failed us, find a reasonable solution.

    January 13, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  13. jmz

    oh yeah i forgot..dont forget her assistant shoving a reporter SEVERAL TIMES for asking her about her connection to insutance lobbysts...SHE NEVER ANSWERED. just shows the democrats for the thugs they are!!!

    January 13, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  14. Reggie

    Big Surprise! The liberal Boston Globe endorses the democrat. What is surprising is that it took them so long to do so, That should tell you something about their enthusiasm for the democratic candidate.

    January 13, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  15. Donald Coleman

    What are news organizations doing endorsing any candidate(s)? They are supposed to be objectively reporting facts – not propogandizing.

    January 13, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  16. u2canfail

    You go girl!
    In power and politics, we need women with facts and brains, opps sorry Bachman, Palin!

    January 13, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  17. Michele

    Finally some common sense in Massachusetts.

    January 13, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  18. Matt

    For the first time in my life I am going to volunteer in this upcoming election. I consider myself an Independent, but the republican party has sunk so low in their hateful rhetoric I feel it is my duty as an American to work hard to ensure they do not make any gains in our national or local political structure while they insist on lying to the public.

    January 13, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  19. D.D.

    Now people are taking this campaign seriously- it's not just come easily. Best Wishes to the next senator: Senator Coakley.

    January 13, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  20. change we can believe in ???

    ""She is by far the more qualified candidate, in experience and judgment." The Globe.

    Well, she is the same candidate who in the last debate (Monday) said that there are NO more terrorists in Afghanistan..........

    If that is the case, who killed seven members of the CIA in a suicide attack several days ago in Afghanistan??????? Could Coakley or the Globe answer this question????

    ""She is by far the more qualified candidate, in experience and judgment." The Globe.

    January 13, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  21. Jeff Martin

    I guess Martha Coakley will take what she can get. Failure by the state's highest ranking law enforcement officer (a liberal) to receive the endorsement of it's most liberal police union is huge. Especially since that union endorsed Scott Brown. Otherwise, how do you blow a 30-point margin in less than a month?

    January 13, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  22. Johnny DC

    Behold the clearly unbiased press release of the typical American media outlet. Laughable. The Boston Globe sounds like a cheap smear ad run in primetime television markets during American Idol commercials.

    January 13, 2010 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  23. bigsurprise

    The Globe is owned by the New York Times. Big surprise the Times is endorsing the lock step liberal Coakley. By her own words is time to leave Afghanistan, Al Qaeda is not there anymore. She lives in the same haze as the rest of the media and political elite. Her support needs to come from DC and unions now. She was expecting to be anointed to the Kennedy legacy seat after winning the primary. Now she is in a fight and has no idea how to respond other than go negative. Her ad's are gross overreaches even by Democrat standards. Massachusetts can elect someone other than a liberal (Mitt Romney).

    Scott Brown has the machine nervous and it's fun to watch.

    January 13, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  24. Shelly

    Republicans have lied, cheated and broken America's credibility and economic power during the last administration tenure; and there are those who want them back! How short sighted can you be?????
    Every time we have Republicans in power, America goes backward and Americans lose.

    January 13, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  25. Dane

    Thats the big endorsement CNN? A liberal newspaper endorsing a liberal candidate in one of the most liberal cities in the country? This is more expected than death. Way to try and hide your bias, lol

    January 13, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
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