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Sat Sep 15, 2018, 05:56 AM

Democrats Try To Harness "Progressive Wave" In Governor's Race

This year, as Democrats attempt to unseat a popular Republican Governor, one of their strategies seems to be tying the race for the Corner Office to the Oval Office.

Calling Massachusetts a "deep blue" state, 7th Congressional District candidate Ayanna Pressley told a crowd of several hundred in Cambridge that a vote for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez is a vote against President Donald Trump.

"Charlie Baker, who's befriending and standing right alongside those that are Trump-light, does not have a bold, inclusive vision of this Commonwealth of today or the Commonwealth of our future," she said.

Both Pressley and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren accused Baker of criticizing the Trump administration while simultaneously supporting similar Massachusetts Republican candidates.

Read more: https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2018/09/10/democrats-try-to-harness-progressive-wave-in-governors-race

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