Gov. Charlie Baker confirms that he will not run for president in 2020

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Putting speculation to rest, Governor Charlie Baker said he has no interest in seeking election to a national office. Why? Because he said he loves his job in Massachusetts.  

Baker, a moderate Republican has gained popularity among Democrats across the State, including Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno.

Despite being named “the country’s most popular governor”  for a second consecutive year, Baker said he will not seek higher office because he still has work to do here.

“I have plenty to do here in Massachusetts on education reform, on climate change, on transportation, on housing and on a whole bunch of other issues,” Baker said. 

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld last week announced the formation of an exploratory committee to run for president. 

Having recently switched his party from Libertarian, He’d be running as a Republican, posing a primary challenge to President Trump.

There are currently 12 Democrats who’ve announced their intentions to try to deny President Trump a second term. 

As a former staffer for Governor Weld, Baker said he admires Weld’s accomplishments in Massachusetts but he is not focusing his time or energy on the 2020 Presidential Election just yet. 

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