former President Donald Trump could remove a popular incumbent Republican governor with a far-right candidate in the GOP primary.
On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump endorsed Geoff Diehl, a far-right candidate, to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts.
Trump wrote “Baker has done nothing for the Republican Party and has driven Massachusetts energy costs into, by far the highest in the nation … Baker is bad on crime, disrespects our police, does nothing for our Veterans, has totally botched the Vaccination rollout, presided over the collapse of the MBTA, and has seen crime go to record levels.”
this is a big development that could turn the state blue. Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is so popular in the state that this race is a Solid R. Democrats love the guy.
Cook Political Report analyst Jessica Taylor highlighted this big development that could shake up what was previously considered to be an uncompetitive race.
Despite being a comfortably blue state at the presidential level Massachusetts frequently elects Republican governors. in the last 20 years, five out of the six Massachusetts governors were Republicans.