Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has enough signatures to make it on the September primary ballot for governor.
Coakley turned in more than 13,000 signatures on Wednesday – far more than the 10,000 required. She is the first candidate to submit signatures in a race hoping to succeed Democratic Governor Deval Patrick – who announced he won’t be running for a third term.
Coakley ran against Scott Brown for a U.S. Senate seat back in 2010, but lost.
In addition to the signatures, Democrats will also need support from at least 15 percent of delegates at the party convention in May.