Shirley Murphy (left), campaigning in Beverly earlier this month with her daughter, Kerry Healey, says of the gubernatorial candidate, ‘‘She wants to serve, and I’m proud of her.’’

With motherly love, she extols candidate's softer side

By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / October 25, 2006

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WESTBOROUGH -- Republican Kerry Healey and her mother, Shirley Murphy, climbed into a black GMC Yukon on their way from a community meeting to a meet-and-greet. Healey spotted a tiny stain on her mother's carnation pink cable-knit sweater. She started digging in her purse for a Tide to Go stain remover stick. (Full article: 1155 words)

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