Hillary Clinton campaigns for Coakley in Boston

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley raise their hands as Clinton is introduced to speak during a Coakley campaign event at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has rallied supporters for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley at a hotel in downtown Boston.

Her Friday remarks to the packed ballroom crowd at the Park Plaza Hotel focused largely on the women’s and family issues that have been a centerpiece of campaigns by Coakley and other Democrats across the country in this midterm election.

Clinton hammered on the need for equal pay for women, better childcare, more sick days and paid family leave.

In her 25-minute long remarks, former first lady, secretary of state, U.S. Senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate, also recounted her challenges being a young, working mother. She also talked about swapping stories about grandchildren with other politicians backstage.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey also attended the rally.

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