Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

More Than One Hitch To Baker/Polito Union

The shotgun wedding between Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and lieutenant governor hopeful Karyn Polito had its engagement announcement in Monday’s Boston Globe. Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker Karyn E. Polito, the former Republican legislator who lost a 2010 … Continue reading

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Baker’s Double In Boston Globe?

Would Charlie Baker by any other name be more electable? From today’s Boston Globe (print headline): Baker working to project a warmer image GOP candidate for governor vows to listen, not repeat ’10 mistakes SWAMPSCOTT — Seated next to his wife on … Continue reading

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Boston Herald A Day Late, $500,000 Short On Mayoral Race

Preliminary indications are that our feisty local tabloid is taking a pass on the Boston mayoral race. The first competitive City Hall election in 20 years is apparently less important than the non-existent political career of a certain Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Baker’s ‘Doesn’t’ In U.S. Senate Speculation

Lots of political prognostication in the local dailies today about who might do what in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat about to be vacated by John Kerry (D-Am I Secretary of State Now?). Start with the the Boston … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: Scott Brown For Governor?

Up until now, conventional wisdom in the Bay State held that Scott Brown (R-Tickle Me Grover) had first GOP dibs on the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by John Kerry (D-So Long, Suckers), while Good (Next) Time Charlie … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Massachusetts Election Night TV

Having no life of its own, the hardwatching staff guerilla-monitored Boston television stations’ Election Night coverage. 9:30ish New New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-I Will Not Let That Happen), after trouncing Charlie Bass (D-Flounder) Paul Hodes (D-Baloney), declared her victory at … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker Doesn’t Count

For a guy who was Administration & Finance Secretary for four years, Charlie Baker’s not so good with numbers. Witness his latest TV spot in the Massachusetts governor’s race. Did you get that? 21,000 Massachusetts jobs lost last month alone. … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe: “If I walked on water,’’ [Gov. Deval Patrick] said, “Charlie Baker’s response would be, ‘See? I told you Patrick can’t swim.’ ’’ Just one more indication that Patrick’s reelection campaign is going along swimmingly.

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Dead Blogging The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

How boring was the final (maybe) debate in the Massachusetts governor’s race? This boring: You couldn’t even get a decent drinking game out of it. I blame Charlie Gibson. Entirely. Gibson presided over a rambling hour of been-there-heard-that with the … Continue reading

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Deval Patrick Gets Free WSJ Ad

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed page featured this piece headlined: Four Governors on How to Cut Spending Among them: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Staples) on smart shopping for office supplies ($14 million saved!); California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Am I Retired … Continue reading

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