Charlie Baker Will Not Run For Third Term As Massachusetts Governor In 2022

Uh huh. Bye.

BOSTON (CBS) – Charlie Baker will not run for a third term as Massachusetts Governor in 2022, WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller has confirmed. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will also not be running for re-election or for governor, according to Keller.

“After several months of discussion with our families, we have decided not to seek re-election in 2022. This was an extremely difficult decision for us. We love the work, and we especially respect and admire the people of this wonderful Commonwealth. Serving as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts has been the most challenging and fulfilling jobs we’ve ever had. We will forever be grateful to the people of this state for giving us this great honor,” Baker and Polito said in a joint statement obtained by WBZ Wednesday morning.

They also noted the impact of the pandemic on their joint decision.

“We have a great deal of work to do to put the pandemic behind us, keep our kids in school, and keep our communities and economy moving forward. That work cannot and should not be about politics and the next election. If we were to run, it would be a distraction that would potentially get in the way of many of the things we should be working on for everyone in Massachusetts. We want to focus on recovery, not on the grudge matches political campaigns can devolve into.”

Baker and Polito also cited their families in the announcement. more

5 Comments on Charlie Baker Will Not Run For Third Term As Massachusetts Governor In 2022

  1. “We have a great deal of work to do to put the pandemic behind us…”

    …says the guy who wrecked the car as he runs away, leaving the injuries, flaming fuel, and twisted metal that HE caused for someone ELSE to deal with…

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  2. This fellow sucked as governor, but excelled as a shill for the “Medico-Pharmacological Complex” (Ike was right, just had the wrong industries). He is an anti-american of the first order, a confirmed political “elite.”

    Like the vast majority of Republicans in Massachusetts, the only difference between Choo-choo Charlie and a Democrat is that he has an “R” after his name. But hey, we can celebrate the construction of Chinese rail vehicles in MA thanks to him.

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