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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Baker Joins the Race

Just days after Timothy Cahill announced he's leaving the Dems in the dust for a likely run at governor is 2010, another man has thrown his hat into the ring.  Harvard Pilgrim CEO, Charlie Baker says he is the Republican for the job.

Baker served as an aide to former Governor Bill Weld.  Baker says he will be stepping down from his position at Harvard Pilgrim.  "I am either the CEO of Harvard Pilgrim -- or I'm building a campaign organization. I cannot do both," he said.  His resignation is effective on July 17th.

He will be competing with former gubernatorial candidate, Christy Mihos, for the GOP's nomination.  In 2006, Mihos ran as an independent against now Governor Deval Patrick and then Lt. Governor Kerry Healy.  Mihos garnered only 7% of the vote.

Baker had originally planned to make his announcement after Labor Day, but Cahill's announcement pressured the health insurance CEO to move his announcement up.

Baker is not new to Beacon Hill, and may be the man to knock down a severely weakened Democratic governor and put a Republican back in the the executive office.


  • A vote for Cahill ensures no train, so vote for Cahill unless you want your life ruined.

    By Anonymous IHATESMESOMETRAIN, At 6:02 PM  

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