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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey jumps into race for governor

Attorney General Maura Healey
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Attorney General Maura Healey

She starts as the front-runner in the Democratic field

Ending months of speculation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced her run for governor.

The Democrat, who is very popular with the state party’s progressive base, enters the gubernatorial field with a clear advantage in campaign fundraising and statewide name recognition.

For analysis of the 2022 race for governor in Massachusetts, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Vercellotti, political science professor and director of the polling institute at Western New England University.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.