Massachusetts’ Republican governor is diverging from his party this election cycle.
In a Wednesday statement, Gov. Charlie Baker declared through a spokesperson that he “cannot support Donald Trump for president” and will “leave the election analysis to the pundits.” Baker didn’t say whether he’d support Democratic nominee Joe Biden in turn.
Baker is a moderate Republican who has been surprisingly popular in the deep blue state of Massachusetts throughout his last five years in office. He has maintained one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even topping Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) support among Massachusetts Democrats in August……. Kathryn Krawczyk