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Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker speaks to supporters during his primary election night victory rally. (Stephan Savoia/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker speaks to supporters during his primary election night victory rally. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Following Tuesday's primary results, the major party candidates for governor of Massachusetts are now set. It's now a contest between the Democrat, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and Republican Charlie Baker — both of whom prevailed Tuesday. They'll be joined on the November ballot by three independent candidates.

We hear from the winner of the Republican primary Charlie Baker, the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, who beat his Tea Party challenger Mark Fisher handily — by almost 50 percentage points.

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Charlie Baker, Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor. He tweets @CharlieForGov.

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WBUR: It's Baker Vs. Coakley For The Corner Office

  • "Most analysts say Baker is at a numerical disadvantage. He needs to court women and the unenrolled."

The Boston Globe: Coakley, Baker Hope To Rebound From Subpar 2010

  • "The matchup between Coakley and Baker, anticipated by many political analysts even before either announced their intentions last year, has the potential to be one of the most contentious and closely watched State House fights of the national midterms. That’s due, in part, to Coakley’s somewhat dubious national profile after her Senate loss four years ago to Scott Brown and partly to Republicans lusting for a win in a deep-blue state that could prove symbolically important."

This segment aired on September 10, 2014.

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