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Baker, Polito Have $10.6M and Party Support

The three Democrats running reported much less in the bank.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 21, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Gov. Charlie Baker (R) raised $82,000 in the first half of February and reported $7.3 million on hand as of Feb. 15. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) reported an additional $3.3 million on hand.

Former state budget chief Jay Gonzalez (D) raised $12,000 and had $125,000 on hand.

Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren (D) raised $24,000 and had $78,000 on hand.

Environmentalist Bob Massie (D) raised $11,000 and had $211,000 on hand.

Pastor Scott Lively (R) raised $4,000 and had $25,000 on hand. (Hotline reporting)

IN CASE HE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY ALREADY. “The state Republican Party Tuesday night scrapped its long-standing neutrality rule governing primaries, ordering organizational resources to be directed to the re-election of” Baker and Polito. “The resolution approved by the party’s 22-member executive committee also prohibited it from providing any assistance to … Lively, a pastor who embraces antigay views in his writings and work.” (Boston Globe)

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