The Herald reports today that current Middlesex DA and AG candidate Martha Coakley “told reporters that she was not formally endorsing Middlesex DA candidate Gerry Leone, although she introduced him at his campaign kickoff and has donated money to him.”
Obviously, Coakley is supporting Leone (you don’t introduce a candidate at his campaign kickoff if you’re secretly for the other guy). So I’m not entirely sure what it means for her not to “endorse” him. I suppose that if she becomes Attorney General (which is nearly a definite at this point), and if Barrios wins the Middlesex DA race, a Coakley “endorsement” of Leone could prove awkward, though why her obvious support of him would be any less awkward is a bit mysterious to me. Does this mean that she isn’t turning out her “troops” to work for Leone’s campaign? Does she even have troops? Anyone?