Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, a moderate Republican who defied Donald Trump during his two terms, said he would not seek re-election next year. He faced a Trump-backed primary challenge and a potentially difficult general election.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will not seek a third term, forcing the Republican Party to defend an open gubernatorial seat next year in a deep blue state.
Republican Charlie Baker says he won’t seek a third term as Governor of Massachusetts, leaving an opening for a Democrat to take his place in 2022.
What people are saying?
Aaron Annecharico MA has a long history of Republican governors so I don’t think it’s as dramatic as all that but I do think Democratic AG Maura Healey has an excellent chance if she runs.
Matthew Frank Kot Governor Baker was a very moderate Republican. His social values were left enough that the electorate wouldn’t feel like they betrayed their values by voting him in. Massachusetts voters, however, do appreciate FISCAL conservatism. So he won.