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Charlie Baker

Great Schools' kick-off rally featured Governor Charlie Baker and excited parents, but the hedge fund managers bankrolling this venture appeared nowhere in the campaign pictures. What's in it for them?

We can barely hear Rush and no one takes Howie seriously. We have a feeble Outrage Industry in Massachusetts. But what we do have is a government that works.

As criticism mounts about the Massachusetts Republican Party's Barely Legal fundraising campaign, it's Governor Charlie Baker who is most at risk. He can start by reading the fund raising letters before they go out.

Democratic activists and Democratic leaders

Democratic activists want party leaders to oppose Governor Baker, loudly and consistently. They’re not likely to get what they want.

A lesson from Abraham Lincoln with an assist from John Locke: shouting down Governor Baker was impolitic and unjust.

Yesterday's decision by the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to stand aside as the Republican State Committee flouts state law was another great day for big money.

Chris Christie and Charlie Baker face very similar political circumstances – Republican Governors in deeply blue Northeastern states.  Mitt Romney strongly considered Christie for his presidential ticket.  But when all three had to decide on a Donald Trump Presidency, at one of the last junctures where he can be derailed from the GOP nomination, only the Massachusetts men said “no.”  If Trump wins, Christie is culpable.  Governors Baker and Romney decided quite differently.

So, yes, the GOP needs more Baker and more Romney.  It needs more Massachusetts and far less Jersey. 
 

Baker Seeks To Insulate The Massachusetts GOP From The Trump Wing Of The Republican Party

With the prospects of Donald Trump winning the Massachusetts GOP primary tomorrow, it is hard to imagine a worse time to try and bring some common sense to the Republican State Committee.

In assessing Governor Charlie Baker's State of the Commonwealth Address we should not  look just at what he said, but how he chose to say it and what he left out.

Today the Boston Globe released a poll of voters' views concerning Governor Baker's position on accepting Syrian refugees. The problem is, voters probably don't understand what the governor's position is.

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