Charlie Baker

Politics
12:37 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Claims MassGOP Offered Him $1 Million To Drop Out Of Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, potential Tea Party challenger Mark Fisher ( center), and Mass. GOP chair Kirsten Hughes

Massachusetts Republicans are struggling with fallout from the state party convention. The convention in late March, as expected, overwhelmingly endorsed Charlie Baker for governor.   But, Tea Party candidate Mark Fisher claims he was wrongly denied a chance to challenge Baker for the nomination.  He’s filed suit against the party alleging rules and delegate vote counts were manipulated so that he would not get the required 15 percent of the delegate’s votes to be certified for the primary ballot. 

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Politics
12:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Massachusetts Republicans Back Baker For Governor

Charlie Baker addresses the Massachusetts Republican Convention after delegates voted overwhelmingly to endorse him for governor.

Charlie Baker, making his second run for governor in Massachusetts, got the Republican nomination at the state party convention over the weekend.  Baker narrowly avoided a primary fight – at least for now.

Republican activists at the state convention in Boston strongly backed Baker for their party’s gubernatorial nomination with 82 percent of the 2,500 delegates voting for him.

" Thank you for believing in me," Baker said to the cheering delegates.

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New England News
5:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Democratic U.S. Congressman Discourage Move By GOP's Baker

U.S. Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA)
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Democratic U.S. Congressmen from Massachusetts and New Jersey are voicing their disapproval of the decision by Charlie Baker, a Republican nominee for Governor of Massachusetts, to join New Jersey Governor Christie Christie at fundraiser in Boston Thursday night.

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New England News
11:55 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Mass. GOP To Charge Speakers At Convention

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BOSTON (AP) — It's becoming more expensive to run for office as a Republican in Massachusetts.

The state Republican Party has announced that it’s charging candidates for governor $25,000 to speak at its upcoming state convention.

That cost, double what it was in 2010, is among several increases the party imposed on candidates this year to recoup the expenses of running the convention, which traditionally loses money.

The new fees include a $10,000 surcharge for candidates vying for contested seats.

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New England News
12:21 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

MA Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Speak In Berkshires

Democratic candidates for Mass. lieutenant governor and governor gathered for a meet and greet Sunday in Pittsfield. The five democratic gubernatorial candidates from left to right include Joe Avellone, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Juliette Kayyem.
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Democratic candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts took part in a meet and greet in Pittsfield Sunday.

More than 250 people showed up to hear the views and ask questions of the five Democrats aiming to be the commonwealth’s next governor. Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. U.S. Senator Edward Markey kicked off the event by rallying the supporters.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

GOP Candidate For MA Gov. Visits Pittsfield

Charlie Baker, a Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, joined supporters at Zucco's Restaurant in Pittsfield Tuesday.
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A Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts spoke to supporters in Pittsfield Tuesday night.

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New England News
1:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stopped at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield after announcing she's running for Governor in 2014.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley continues her statewide tour after announcing a run for Governor in 2014.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Berkshire Republicans React to Baker's Announcement in Race for Gov.

On Wednesday, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker announced he will run for Massachusetts' Governor in 2014.
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Republicans in Western Massachusetts are reacting to Charlie Baker’s announcement that he will once again run for governor.

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