January 10, 2010

THE CANARY IN THE OBAMA MINE:

Round One goes to Baker and his big bucks (Joan Vennochi, January 10, 2010, Boston Globe)

The Bay State’s first black governor, and the first Democrat to win the corner office in 16 years, is at risk of turning into a blip in Massachusetts political history - a one-term governor whose legacy becomes the zeal to replace him with a Republican.

In the early voting - money - Republican Charlie Baker is winning.

Baker raised $1.85 million over five months of campaigning, giving him three times more cash on hand than Patrick. That’s a fairly serious wake-up call for an incumbent Democrat who is best friends with a president.

Some of Baker’s money is coming from traditional Democratic donors, including previous Patrick supporters.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 10, 2010 8:55 AM
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