Sure there are red states and blue states, even a couple purple states, but Massachusetts is a commonwealth with very particular political tastes.
We like to dish out our own special blend of legislative action, often with a powerfully Democratic State House making sure a Republican governor toes that thin blue line. Indeed, Baker is charged with cooking up an intricate menu of compromises at every turn, which leaves most of his party on the outside looking in.
Hitch, for one, is hungry for a full-grown GOP.
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