Gov. Charlie Baker is ramping up his assist for fellow Republican Kevin O’Connor because the Dover legal professional appears to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.
Baker will take part in a non-public fundraiser over Zoom on Thursday with O’Connor and Beth Lindstrom, a former Republican advisor who misplaced within the Republican Senate main in 2018, in line with O’Connor’s marketing campaign.
The pols will focus on the financial influence of COVID-19, as stimulus talks stay stalled in Washington, and public security.
The fundraiser comes a bit of greater than per week after Baker endorsed O’Connor in a self-recorded video. Baker additionally voted for the political newcomer in his Sept. 1 Republican main towards Belmont entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai.
O’Connor may use the money. Markey raised 11 instances more cash than his Republican opponent within the ultimate weeks of the third quarter and had 12 instances as a lot money readily available, Federal Election Fee reviews confirmed. The incumbent entered the ultimate month of the race with $1.9 million in his warfare chest, in comparison with his challenger’s $162,209.
Baker’s assist for O’Connor comes regardless that the 2 harbor totally different views of President Trump. O’Connor helps the president, although he’s labored to string the needle between Trump and the extra average Baker, who didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 and stated he wouldn’t vote for the incumbent in 2020.