Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley (D) didn’t make the best impression back in 2010 when she ran against Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Perhaps that’s why EMILY’s List, a PAC that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women, accidentally endorsed her “in her race to be the worst woman elected governor in Massachusetts.”
The endorsement, which was featured on the front page of the group’s website, has already been corrected to read “first woman.” Thankfully, National Journal’s Matt Vasilogambros was able to grab a screenshot, seen below.
Brown bested Coakley in a special election to replace the deceased Ted Kennedy thanks in no small part to Coakley’s campaign slipups: She disdained the idea of standing outside Fenway Park and shaking hands with voters. Curt Schilling, a former Red Sox pitcher who helped the team win two World Series titles, blasted her “elitism and arrogance” and speculated that she may have “killed her campaign” by turning up her nose at Red Sox fans. Incredibly, Coakley compounded the error by calling Schilling a New York Yankees fan in a radio interview.
Coakley appears to have learned from her mistakes. She has already shaken hands at Fenway this time around.