August 30, 2017

Baker ‘won’t get involved’ in crowded GOP primary vying to oust Warren

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Charlie Baker

Sam Doran / State House News Service

Gov. Charlie Baker

Despite potentially having much to lose or gain from the outcome of next year’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate, the Republican governor of Massachusetts will stay out of the fray, at least until after next September’s primary is over.

Republicans across the country have made Sen. Elizabeth Warren a frequent and top target ahead of the 2018 mid-terms as outside groups prepare to spend heavily to take out a darling of the left and a potential 2020 presidential contender.

Baker, who almost certainly will share the ballot with the GOP nominee as he runs for a second term, has said very little about Warren in his two-plus years in office, and indicated Monday that he’s not inclined to get involved in his party’s primary when more conservative voters could play an outsized role in choosing a nominee.

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