MEDFORD — With a broad smile, Attorney General Martha Coakley walked into Dempsey's Breakfast & Lunch this morning to greet diners and launch her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
"How are you? Martha Coakley," she said, introducing herself. "Did you have breakfast or are you just having coffee?" Coakley asked Medford resident Peter Antonellis.
The crowd was friendly. Before she came in, Bill Murphy, a Democrat from Medford, was sitting at a table in the diner reading a newspaper.
"I'm going to vote for her," he said. "Local lady, hard worker."