County Commissioner Considering Baker Primary

Ron Beaty would need delegates to put him on the ballot.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 14, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty (R) said that he is “seriously giving consideration” to challenging Gov. Charlie Baker (R) and “announced that he is filing a ‘change of purpose’ form with the Commonwealth’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance.”

“Beaty says that he plans to spend the upcoming weeks and months exploring what a statewide election would mean, the financial obligations and so on, as well as getting the delegates that will be necessary at the republican convention next year.”

“Beaty criticized [Baker’s] handling of the state’s economy citing a lowering of the state bond rating, a lack of the traditional sales tax holiday, a state budget deficit and a failure to accurately predict revenue.” (


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