Baker Raised a Quarter-Million in 2 Weeks

The governor hasn’t commuted by train to work since taking office.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 6, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Gov. Charlie Baker (R) raised $265,000 in the second half of February and had $7.4 million on hand as of Feb. 28, his campaign reported Thursday, his biggest reported haul in nearly a year. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) reported an additional $3.3 million on hand.

Former state budget chief Jay Gonzalez (D) raised $125,000 and had $139,000 on hand.

Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren (D) raised $78,000 and had $98,000 on hand.

Environmentalist Bob Massie (D) raised $21,000 and had $20,000 on hand. (Hotline reporting)

RAILROADED, TO A T. “Baker has not taken the commuter rail to work since becoming governor, [and] Baker recently told the Boston Globe that the variety in his schedule makes it difficult to commute by T. … If he wins election, Gonzalez said, he would occasionally ride the T to see how it performs.” (State House News Service)


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