Gov. Baker Endorsing Christie in GOP Primary

Governor Charlie Baker

Governor Charlie Baker

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is endorsing fellow Republican Chris Christie in the GOP presidential primary.

Baker said that while he and Christie don’t see eye to eye on every issue, the New Jersey governor has shown a proven ability to work across the political aisle.

Baker, who has tried to steer clear of national politics, said he was moved to endorse Christie in part because he didn’t feel either of the two top Republican candidates coming out of the Iowa caucuses — Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — had that ability to forge a consensus.

Baker said he and Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will attend a campaign event for Christie in New Hampshire on Saturday. Christie has lagged behind other candidates in recent New Hampshire polls.

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is Tuesday.

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