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Outgoing Mass. AG Coakley Among 5 Named To Harvard Fellowships

Jim Levulis

Outgoing Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be among five resident fellows at Harvard University's Institute of Politics in the spring.Coakley is leaving office next week after two terms as attorney general. The Democrat narrowly lost the governor's race to Republican Charlie Baker in November.

“I feel that voters win and Massachusetts win every time we have a race and people are willing to throw their hat in the ring,” Coakley said during her concession speech. “I can’t say that any stronger.”

The other spring resident fellows announced Thursday include former Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina; former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Time magazine Washington correspondent Jay Newton-Small; and Matt Lira, former deputy executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The institute said in a release that resident fellows interact with students, lead weekly study groups and participate in other ways in the university's intellectual life.

The Institute of Politics is part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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