By Frank Phillips and Jim O’Sullivan
A number of women’s activist groups, including EMILY’s List, are encouraged by polls that show Coakley to be one of the most popular political figures in the state and have asked her during the last few months to consider a run for governor, according to those familiar with the conversations.
Local female activists — most prominently political fund-raiser and activist Barbara Lee — have also been in close touch with Coakley, encouraging her to run.
Adrienne Kimmell, executive director of the Barbara Lee Political Office, said Lee has been in touch with Coakley but has not heard of any decision. “I don’t think Barbara knows what she plans to do,’’ Kimmell said. “I don’t think anyone knows what she plans do.’’
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