Battenfeld: Maura Healey’s move to the left predictable but clashes with reality

Attorney General Maura Healey’s completely predictable move to the left is designed to ward off her liberal Democratic challengers but it clashes with reality and may come with a cost in a general election.

Healey is disputing characterizations of her as more “moderate” than her opponents despite the fact that she’s been a hard-core law and order opponent of marijuana legalization and casino gambling, and has praised the job performance of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

“I am a proud progressive,” she told WBUR in an interview this week.

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