Someone Registers Several Martha Coakley For Governor Web Sites

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Is it a joke, or does Martha Coakley actually want to run for governor again?

That is unclear.

What is clear is that someone has registered many variations of Web sites that look like they’re for someone named Martha Coakley and that the purpose appears to be to run for governor. This happens to be the same name as the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in 2014 who lost to Charlie Baker, a Republican who is currently the state’s governor.

Coakley also lost to then-state-senator Scott Brown in the 2010 U.S. Senate special election in the Massachusetts following Ted Kennedy’s death. That was considered a massive upset.

The Twitter account CATargetBot pointed out many new Web sites that were registered on Monday, April 5 — including some that had the words “Congress” “Senate” “Assembly” and “Governor” in them. Some of those included:,,,,,,, and

All of these Web sites note that has parked them on behalf of someone. The location of that person is Scottsdale, Arizona, according to GoDaddy’s WHOIS database.

Coakley served as the attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. She chose to not seek re-election in 2014 to run for governor, but lost to Baker 48.4 percent to 46.5 percent, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s records.

Although Coakley is no longer an elected official, she is still involved with politics. She works as a lobbyist on behalf of the electronic cigarette company Juul.

That company has received criticism over allegations that its target demographic for the product is teen-agers, according to The Salem News.

Coakley could not be reached for comment on Monday.