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Mr. Personality Is Back

Baker sounds like candidate during radio appearance.

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Aug. 28, 2013, 5:29 a.m.

Dur­ing a ra­dio ap­pear­ance on Tues­day, 2010 nom­in­ee Charlie Baker (R) “dodged ques­tions…about wheth­er he would run for gov­ernor again in 2014, but soun­ded a lot like a can­did­ate as he used a ra­dio in­ter­view to talk up his man­age­ment skills.” Baker: “I’m nev­er go­ing to be the great speech­i­fier. But if you need to get something done that is com­plic­ated and dif­fi­cult, I’m as good a guy as any­one at that.”

Baker “in­dic­ated he would re­veal his plans some­time around Labor Day, but was coy about the ex­act tim­ing of his an­nounce­ment.” Baker: “I may even slip it till after Labor Day, who knows?”

He also re­spon­ded to a swipe that former Sen. Scott Brown (R) took at him last week when an­noun­cing he wouldn’t run for gov­ernor. Dis­cuss­ing Baker’s po­ten­tial can­did­acy, Brown said: “Is he Mr. Per­son­al­ity? No. Every­one knows that. He’s not.” Asked about those com­ments Tues­day, Baker said: “The good news is that I’ve got no place to go but up.”(Bo­ston Globe)

Baker’s an­nounce­ment will likely clear the field of any oth­er ser­i­ous GOP con­tenders, while Demo­crats are ex­pec­ted to have a crowded primary fight.

RALLY FOR WOLF: “A group of Demo­crat­ic act­iv­ists from Cape Cod is plan­ning to stage a rally in sup­port of” state Sen. Dan Wolf (D), “who has been forced by the State Eth­ics Com­mis­sion to either resign his Sen­ate seat or di­vest his in­terest in Cape Air, the com­pany he foun­ded. Wolf has already sus­pen­ded his run for gov­ernor and has said he plans to resign from his Sen­ate seat on Thursday, if the Eth­ics Com­mis­sion does not re­verse its find­ing.” The pro-Wolf act­iv­ists “are prom­ising to bring ‘bus­loads’ of Wolf sup­port­ers from the Cape to the State House steps on Thursday at noon, and then march to the of­fices of the State Eth­ics Com­mis­sion nearby.” (Bo­ston Globe)
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