Praising his commitment to bipartisan leadership, The Cape Cod Times has endorsed GOP Governor Charlie Baker for re-election in Massachusetts.
In their endorsement, The Cape Cod Times applauded Governor Baker for having “consistently delivered upon promises throughout his first term in office,” while writing that he has “earned the respect of Massachusetts voters, and we encourage them to give him another term to build on his bipartisan accomplishments and continue to lead the commonwealth.”
With a clear record of getting results by promoting lower taxes, improved education, and a better business climate through bipartisan solutions, Governor Baker continues to prove that he is the best leader to keep Massachusetts moving forward.
The Cape Cod Times writes:
“Charlie Baker, the incumbent Republican governor of Massachusetts, is in many ways a walking, talking contradiction. But then again, the staunchly Democratic commonwealth has a long and established history of electing moderate Republicans to its highest statewide office, as if instinctively sensing that it is worthwhile to have at least some sense of checks and balances when paired with an overwhelmingly Democratic state House and Senate.
For the past four years, Baker has walked the political tightrope with aplomb, pushing a fiscally conservative agenda while also satisfying many of the socially liberal impulses of his constituency…
…Baker has consistently delivered upon promises throughout his first term in office. During his first three years in office, he helped close a substantial budget deficit that was threatening the fiscal integrity of the state, and he did it without raising taxes. Likewise, he has helped drive the commonwealth’s unemployment numbers down significantly during his watch, and the state’s fiscal future appears strong.
At the same time, Baker has pushed to share that financial largess. This past January, during his State of the Commonwealth Address, he proposed a $37 million increase in local aid, $120 million more for school districts, and an $87 million bump in community-based mental health services.
Furthermore, Baker has been careful to spread the credit for the state’s success, noting that many of his achievements have been a result of bipartisan support. He has worked closely with the Legislature to find common ground on a host of issues, including several pieces of legislation designed to help reduce the spread of opiate addiction, focusing more attention on treatment and prevention programs rather than relying exclusively on ‘get tough’ police policies…
Although Baker has accomplished much during his first term in office, he still has a lot of ground to cover. We believe that he has earned the respect of Massachusetts voters, and we encourage them to give him another term to build on his bipartisan accomplishments and continue to lead the commonwealth.”