Republicans Strongly Back Charlie Baker For Governor
I was proud to be one of the over 2,500 delegates to the Republican state convention in Boston. Charlie Baker, who was my choice, received 82 percent of the vote to become the party’s gubernatorial candidate in November.
Tea Party member Mark Fisher needed 15 percent of the vote to force a primary. Fisher finished with 14.765. When asked if Fisher had enough votes to go forward, GOP Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes said, “14.765 is not 15 percent.”
This razor thin victory means that Charlie Baker can focus on November’s final election, while the democratic candidates search for money and attempt to trip up their opponents without appearing to be offensive and disrespectful.
The GOP looks ahead to making some inroads, where it doesn’t hold any statewide offices, no seats in the state’s congressional delegation and is exceeded 5-to-1 in the Legislature.