Today Martha Coakley, the Attorney General of Massachusetts announced her candidacy to the U.S. Senate. She is seeking the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
This is wonderful news but certainly not surprising. Martha hasn't been quiet about her ambition for higher political office. I've been a fan of hers since she ran for AG several years ago. It would be great for Massachusetts to send a woman to the Senate. Our entire congressional delegation is men. It would be nice to send a liberal woman to DC! And for those wondering, AG Coakley is pro-same sex marriage and against the Defense of Marriage Act.