Tag Archives: Martha Coakley

Running Scared?

So the last time I photographed anything from Martha Coakley’s U.S. Senate campaign, it was pretty much the last time she was out in public. Of course, when I last covered the campaign, Coakley was well on her way to winning the Democratic primary in a landslide. Since then? Well, she basically dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t make an appearance until last week.

Her rival, Scott Brown, has since closed the gap and is leading in several polls. I caught up with the Coakley campaign last night during a bunch of last-minute push events in anticipation of Tuesday’s election.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley stops to chat with Monica Michalides of Tewksbury and her dog, Momo, at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley greets supporters at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley, flanked by congressman Ed Markey, waits for her introduction at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

Politics and an Ed Markey battle cry is apparently no match for the video game being played by that kid on stage behind Coakley.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley shows her thanks for Congressman Ed Markey's remarks at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

The Candidate

Here’s a few photos from a campaign event I covered last week for a new client, the MetroWest Daily News.

U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley was making a stop in Marlborough to accept the endorsement of mayor Nancy Stevens. It was a relatively generic campaign event, which is generally how these things go, but Coakley was personable and in full campaign mode — she shook my hand and introduced herself twice while making her round, not realizing she had already done it once. It’s always nice to see candidates interacting with people, and this one was no different, if not very familiar. I did manage to get there early enough to meet some of her family.

Here we go:

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.