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Tough climb seen for Dems against GOP Massachusetts governor

Tough climb seen for Dems against GOP Massachusetts governor

November 25, 2017 04:14 PM

BOSTON (AP) - Analysts say Democrats appear likely to face an uphill climb in defeating moderate Republican governor Charlie Baker in next year's election.
    
The GOP recently suffered losses in other states and the Republican brand is unpopular with many Massachusetts voters.
    
Yet Baker has enjoyed strong favorability ratings and has separated himself from President Donald Trump and many congressional Republicans on issues ranging from health care to immigration.
    
Stonehill College political science professor Peter Ubertaccio predicts that some Democrats will endorse Baker while others will stay neutral or offer only tepid support for their party's gubernatorial nominee.
    
He says Democratic challengers will likely seek to capitalize on anti-Republican sentiment.
    
Democratic party officials have accused Baker of hypocrisy for endorsing other Republican candidates in Massachusetts with far more conservative views.

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