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Grossman faults Coakley on 3-strikes law stance

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BOSTON (AP) - State Treasurer Steve Grossman said fellow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Attorney General Martha Coakley is trying to rewrite her positions on key issues, including a 2012 state law barring parole for habitual offenders.
During a recent debate on The Boston Globe's website Coakley joined Grossman and the three other Democratic candidates and answered "no" when asked if the state should have a three-strikes law.
In 2011, Coakley urged lawmakers to eliminate parole for three-time violent felons.
Grossman said primary voters should not have to settle for a candidate whose stand on progressive issues is "squishy."
Coakley campaign spokesman Kyle Sullivan says the attorney general opposes three-strikes laws that can impose automatic life sentences. He says that's different from the 2012 Massachusetts law she still supports.
 He called Grossman's criticism "baseless."

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