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Coakley rallies in Springfield before knocking on doors in city neighborhood

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Democrat candidate for governor Martha Coakley rallies alongside U.S. Rep. Richard Neal at her Springfield headquarters on State Street Tuesday morning. (MassLive) Democrat candidate for governor Martha Coakley rallies alongside U.S. Rep. Richard Neal at her Springfield headquarters on State Street Tuesday morning. (MassLive)
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Democrat candidate for governor Martha Coakley rallied at her downtown Springfield headquarters early on Election Day before going to knock on doors in a city neighborhood.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and other prominent Democrats from across Western Mass. attended the rally at the Coakley's State Street headquarters.

Coakley voted at the West Medford Fire Station soon after polls opened Tuesday morning. Republican Charlie Baker voted a little later at First Church in his home town of Swampscott.

Coakley was scheduled to attend campaign events in Worcester and Dorchester after visiting Springfield, with an election night party scheduled for the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

Baker has scheduled visits to campaign offices in Peabody and Dedham and a voter greet at a West Roxbury church. His election night party is scheduled for the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

They and three independents are vying to replace Democrat Deval Patrick, who has served two terms.

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