Governor Declines to Take On GOP’s Frontrunner – Despite Donald Trump’s Extreme Rhetoric
BOSTON — News coverage of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s reluctance to campaign against Donald Trump or on behalf of an alternative Republican candidate has been piling up over the last week – particularly since Baker’s chosen candidate Gov. Chris Christie himself endorsed Trump.
"While Baker has been busy orchestrating his $300k plan to take control of the GOP state committee, he has done little to stop the rise of Donald Trump, and as a result may be forced to represent a reality TV star at the GOP convention," said MassDems Spokesman Pat Beaudry.
Below, find some of the coverage of Baker’s lack of leadership in Massachusetts – allowing the brash billionaire Donald Trump to go into Super Tuesday with a huge lead in the Bay State.
Also, included below is some coverage of the media stories about Gov. Baker's secret $300,000 fund he's using to try to tip the scales in local Republican State Committee races.
Boston Herald’s Joe Battenfeld: Mass. Republicans face a Donald Trump-sized problem
WGBH’s Peter Ubertaccio: Tuesday's conflict for Governor Baker
The Lowell Sun: Baker's case of buyer's remorse
Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: Baker attempts to muscle conservatives out of GOP state committee
Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: State employee accuses Baker team of strong-arm tactics
Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: Baker taps wealthy donors in bid to shape Mass. GOP
Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: What was behind Baker’s Chris Christie endorsement anyway?
Boston Herald’s Howie Carr: Charlie tries to RINO-size GOP committee with hacks
Boston Herald’s Howie Carr: Payroll Charlie leads key RINO hack attack
Worcester Telegram & Gazzette’s Jay Givan: Gov Baker to Candidates: Donor Money Talks, Grassroots Walks
Boston.com’s Eric Levenson: Christie’s endorsement of Trump creates headache for Gov. Charlie Baker
Boston Herald’s Bob McGovern: Ethics complaint eyed as bid to thwart Baker
Boston Herald’s Howie Carr: MEET BAKER’S PAYROLL PATRIOTS
MassLive.com’s Shira Shoenberg: State employees run for Republican committee seats, despite fundraising ban
MassLive.com’s Gin Dumcius: Gov. Charlie Baker reacts to Gov. Chris Christie endorsing Donald Trump for President
Gloucester Times’ Christian Wade & Paul Tennant: Baker's push to reshape GOP upsets party conservatives