Granite Reports Preview: Charlie Baker quietly crosses border to raise $$ for NHGOP

FRIDAY, MARCH 27: BAKER IN NASHUA. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker crossed into New Hampshire this morning to hold a private fundraiser for the state Republican Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

 

It was a small, high-dollar event, with about 15 attendees, sources say.

 

Sources say Baker talked about issues important to the region and also voiced support for marriage equality, education reform, rail service, gas lines and business regulations, and he talked about how he won as a Republican in a “blue” state.

 

Attendees included former Gov. Craig Benson, education reform advocate Ann Marie Banfield and liberty-minded state Rep. Carol McGuire.

 

We understand one attendee asked Baker to run for President, but while flattered, he said he was focused on his new job in Massachusetts and had no intention of running for the White House.

 

Sources say Baker stressed importance of raising money for the state GOP to help Republicans win close elections.

 

(See more of this week’s Granite Reports on Saturday morning.)

Author: John DiStaso

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