I have a question that may seem unusual at first, but here it is: to what extent is gender an issue in MA politics? The reason I ask is that someone told me that MA has never elected a woman Governor or a woman Senator. Perhaps this is just an anomaly, but considering how many other states have elected women as Governor or to the U.S. Senate, it's surprising it hasn't happened in MA yet.
Is being a woman a disadvantage in MA politics? Did that hurt Martha Coakley? Is it a factor in the Warren race?