Report: Some In Western Massachusetts Feel Snubbed By Baker

Some people in western Massachusetts are already feeling snubbed by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker.

A coalition of about two dozen political activists from the region, which has long felt slighted by Boston, in a letter to the Republican's policy director point out the low number of people from the area on his transition team.

Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin counties have no representation on the roughly 175-member transition team. Just seven members are from Hampden County.

The letter said it "appears that there was an oversight in including representatives from our communities on your team."

Voters in the region largely backed Baker's Democratic opponent, Martha Coakley, a Berkshire County native.

A Baker spokesman tells The Boston Globe that that did not factor into the assembly of the transition team.


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