Skip to comments.Poll: Charlie Baker gains ground in tight governorís race
Posted on 06/23/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
GOP gubernatorial challenger Charles D. Baker is gaining steam in the hotly contested three-way race, coming within a seven-point striking distance of Gov. Deval Patrick in the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll.
Patrick still has the lead at 41 percent of the voters polled, but hes dropped from the 45 percent support he got last month. Baker has climbed to 34 percent - up from 31 percent last month - while State Treasurer Tim Cahills support has remained flat at 16 percent.
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Cahill appears to be polling at under 20% since May.
Yeah, plus there’s more and more dirt coming out about him; he’s just another Rat. I’m blanking the governor selection on the November ballot, none of them deserve to be elected.
Pro gay Charlie
Oh hell yes!
How about “Anti-straight Chazz”?
That’s too bad.
I’ve read about a pay to play scandal, that the dirt you’re talking about?
A lot of states are gonna be seeing a vast improvement in the Governor department. I’m sorry that MA won’t be one one of them.
I hope some minor candidate gets in so you at least have someone to vote for.
Yes, Impy. Cahill’s just another Rat. I don’t think Carla Howell, the Libertarian sacrifical lamb is running again, so I might have to write in someone.
I guess MA blew it’s collective load electing Brown.
If true, what a shame. Write in “Ed King”, the last decent Governor of MA.
I know, but better a dead DINO than a live RINO.
When I don’t like the choices on the ballot, I usually write in Howie Carr.
I’ll write in either Howie or DJ.
Good call on Ed King - we really was the last good gov - and he was a Dem.
After he left office he switched to the GOP.
He and the 1990 dem nominee John Silber were well to the right of any of the 4 Republican Governors recently elected or Kerry Healy or Baker.
Maybe one of you knows if 1986 nominee George Kariotis or 1982 nominee John Winthrop Sears were decent Republicans. If so they were the last ones nominated.
I think Steven Pierce who opposed Weld in 1990 primary and then went on to lose the special election for the congressional seat of deceased ultra-liberal RINO Silvio Conte was the last decent Republican to even run.
Former Quincy Mayor James Sheets (D) left the rat party and is running for the 10th CD as an Independent
Sounds like he’s running to the right of the rats, ala Cahill.
Think he’ll impact the race? Hopefully he takes more votes from the rats.
MA 10-CD. There has been much dirt coming out about Jeff Perry’s involvement with a cover up involving another officer and underage girls when he was a police officer. Joe Malone is also running for the seat on the GOP side, and he too has a lot of baggage from his time as MA State Treasurer. Sheets appears to be an old school, blue collar type of Dem. What impact he’ll have on the race, I have no idea. But it looks like the GOP is going to piss this race away too, just like the governor’s race.
Ed King. I was a little kid when he was in the corner office, but I have always heard good things about him.
Silber. I regret not voting for him in 1990 against Weld. It was my first vote and I voted for the ‘R’. I have publicly apologized for voting for Weld, however I did not vote for him again in 1994 or for his lt. gov. Cellucci in 1998. I have no idea about George Kariotis or 1982 nominee John Winthrop Sears. Steven Pierce was a good guy overall.
Posh Spice. Looked MUCH better before her countless appointments with the plastic surgeon.
To give the short version about Sears and Kariotis... Sears was probably the last prominent Boston Republican. He was a descendant of the early MA Governor John Winthrop (for whom he was named). When the Boston Mayorship came open in 1967, he placed a respectable 3rd for the top two slots (a swing of only 3,000 votes would’ve had him reach the runoff, and Kevin White would’ve been the loser — it was the infamous Louise Day Hicks who placed 1st and who lost to White in the runoff, so had Sears faced Hicks, he might’ve prevailed, and likely would’ve been the last GOP Mayor of Boston — rather than Malcolm Nichols, who left office in 1930).
Gov. Volpe appointed Sears as Sheriff of Suffolk County in 1968, but he lost the general election for it later. He then was elected to the Boston Common Council where he was the sole Republican (and was the first and only one since the 1940s, I believe) and was a thorn in the butt of Kevin White. He was part of the liberal ticket of 1978 (which featured Frank Hatch for Governor and William Weld for Atty General) where he was the Sec of State nominee. He was entirely centered on challenging King for Governor in 1982, but when Dukakis beat King, 53-47% in the Dem primary, he lost focus and bombed out (Barone didn’t even mention him in the description of the race), and Dukakis stomped him by a 59-37% margin.
As for George Kariotis, he was the default nominee after umpteen candidates took a pass (including Ed King, who after switching to the GOP chose not to run. Ed Shamie passed on it, too). Kariotis wasn’t even on the primary ballot in 1986. The race was between Greg Hyatt and Royall Switzer, both of whom were, shall we say, horrible. Hyatt forged names on his nomination papers and solicited money from a mob boss (and a bizarre charge that he was naked at his place of work). Switzler lied about his military record, claiming to be a decorated officer in Vietnam. He was, in fact, only a Sargeant (and served in Korea, not ‘Nam), and had only visited ‘Nam while on leave for a couple weeks. Hyatt and Switzler effectively ceased campaigning as the GOP leadership made it plain that Kariotis, an untainted businessman, would be the party’s preferred choice, but he’d have to run as a write-in. Hyatt won the primary in a VERY low turnout with 48% to Switzler’s 32%. Kariotis got 18% as a write-in. Hyatt immediately withdrew as the nominee and Kariotis substituted, but the damage was done, and Kariotis was regarded as desultory opposition to Dukakis, and lost the general, 69-31%.
Thank you Professor!
Oops, I meant Ray Shamie, not Ed Shamie.
You are forgiven. :)
Ok, I found my candidate: Green-Rainbow candidate Dr. Jill Stein