WORCESTER — State Treasurer Steve Grossman topped a five-person field to win the Massachusetts Democratic Party's endorsement for governor at their state convention on Saturday.

Grossman, the widely favored candidate heading into the convention this weekend, won easily with 35.2 percent of the vote from convention delegates. Attorney General Martha Coakley, the current front-runner in most polls of Democratic primary voters, finished in second with 23.3 percent of the vote, just 1.2 percent ahead of the third-place finisher, former Medicare and Medicaid administrator Don Berwick.

 

Former Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem and former health care executive Joe Avellone failed to cross the required 15 percent threshold when they received 12.1 and 7.0 percent, respectively.

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