Coakley admitted she was not immune from campaign pitfalls, acknowledging that in her race against Brown both sides spent “enormous” amounts of money in a very short period of time for the special election.
“It is nothing new. It is part of what we all love to watch. We all get engaged in those adversarial races. The problem is the seeming inability for the parties to come back to do what they have been elected to do and that is to govern,” she said.
“How many cliffs, fiscal or otherwise, do we have to manage before we start building bridges?”.