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Those Strange Creatures Called ‘Massachusetts Republicans’

GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is promising to veto the so-called “bathroom bill,” a wacky transgender-accommodations proposal that’s causing problems both in Massachusetts and Maine. According to critics, the bill would make single-sex spaces all but illegal. It’s not popular and it’s being pushed by GLBT extremists, so opposing it is smart politics for Charlie Baker.

Only one problem: The bill is co-sponsored in the state senate by Baker’s choice for running mate, Sen. Richard Tisei.

The Democrat-turned-independent Tim Cahill also opposes the bill (incumbent Democrat Deval Patrick supports it), and he’s highlighting Tisei’s support for it.

Cahill has a slight lead over Baker in the latest poll, which essentially shows a three-way race. And if Cahill can paint Charlie Baker as the “other liberal” in this race, he could emerge as the main challenger to Deval Patrick.

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...


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