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Some Trump Supporters Still Backing Baker

Others are pushing a conservative primary challenger.

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Zach C. Cohen
Dec. 12, 2016, 10:51 a.m.

“Bay State hard­line con­ser­vat­ives are be­grudgingly back­ing Gov. Charlie Baker (R) for re-elec­tion in 2018 des­pite his vo­cal re­jec­tion of Pres­id­ent-elect Don­ald Trump dur­ing the cam­paign — say­ing the mod­er­ate Re­pub­lic­an is still bet­ter than a Demo­crat in the Corner Of­fice.”

“Sev­er­al Trump sup­port­ers have urged” state Rep. Shaunna O’Con­nell (R) “to run against Baker. She has made a ca­reer crack­ing down on state wel­fare ab­uses, and op­posed Baker’s Su­preme Ju­di­cial Court nom­in­ee Kim­berly Budd after the nom­in­ee said il­leg­al im­mig­rants should get driver’s li­censes.” (Bo­ston Her­ald)

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