BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - October 1, 2014 October 02, 2014 Here are political highlights from today's Globe and BostonGlobe.com: Coakley tours Taunton State Hospital, pledges to keep mental health care facility open: Martha Coakley said it is crucial that the state provide a variety of treatment options for people with mental illness. Akilah Johnson details the story. Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown speak to strengths: Brown and Shaheen, boosted by well-funded allies, continued to press contrasts with each other Tuesday. Joshua Miller reports. Charlie Baker’s shifts give fodder to Democrats: The GOP gubernatorial candidate has worked to present a more liberal image on the campaign trail than in his 2010 bid. Jim O’Sullivan reports.