Charlie Baker To Announce 2nd Run For Mass. Governor

AP

Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Republican who lost the 2010 governor’s race to incumbent Deval Patrick (D), plans to announce Wednesday that he will be making a second gubernatorial run.

Top Massachusetts Republican leaders briefed on Baker’s decision told the Boston Globe the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care plans to release a video at 10 a.m. ET launching his campaign and then speak to reporters on Thursday.

Baker emerges as the Republican Party’s only well-known candidate within the state after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) announced last month he would not seek the governor’s office.

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