March 3, 2016/Press Releases


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 on Friday.

"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’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’s Shira Shoenberg: State employees run for Republican committee seats, despite fundraising ban’s Gin Dumcius: Gov. Charlie Baker reacts to Gov. Chris Christie endorsing Donald Trump for President


CBS Boston: Democratic Official Faults Gov. Charlie Baker On GOP Flyer


Gloucester Times’ Christian Wade & Paul Tennant: Baker's push to reshape GOP upsets party conservatives