Thursday, October 14, 2010

Top Massachusetts Democrat Endorses Charlie Baker

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly today endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker.

Reilly was Martha Coakley's predecessor serving for two terms before throwing his hat into the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary. However, Reilly was upset by Deval Patrick in the primary.

For his part, Reilly denies any bitterness towards Patrick noting that he later endorsed and voted for Patrick. Reilly said, "Like millions of people in this state, I wanted him to do well. It hasn't gone well."

Of course, Reilly's endorsement might not mean a great deal to most voters but it does send a signal of Democratic discontent. It also underscores the urgency of President Obama's visit to Boston on Saturday to speak in support of Patrick.

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