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|Massachusetts Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker|
Charlie Baker is pulling ahead of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley by a razor thin margin in recent polling. In a state so blue it is almost navy this is a welcome development. Aside from having a moderating effect on the machinations of MA state government Charlie will be more pro business and that would be welcomed by employers across the state.
The Boston Globe - Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, taking the lead by the slimmest of margins for the first time in the Globe’s weekly poll.
The survey found the hypothetical general election race in a statistical dead heat, with 38 percent of respondents saying they would support Baker for governor, a slight edge over the 37 percent who said they favor Coakley. Though Baker’s lead remains well within the margin of error, it shows movement in a race between the two likeliest candidates for the November election.
Baker’s prior experience as one of successful former governor William F. Weld's top aides, as well as president and chief executive officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care certainly give Charlie the creds to fill outgoing governor Deval Patrick's shoes and then some.
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