Massachusetts Gets First GOP Governor Candidate

Former Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl (R) announced his bid for governor on Sunday, becoming the first Republican candidate to enter the race.

“Geoff knows this state from both the public and private sector, and wants to bring all of his experience to work for the people of Massachusetts,” Diehl’s campaign website reads.

Diehl served in the Massachusetts state House from 2011 through 2019. He launched a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018, but ultimately fell short to incumbent Elizabeth Warren (D) in the general election, CBS Boston reported.

Diehl, who served as co-chair for former President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Massachusetts, will possibly face off against incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker should he decide to run for a third term. Baker hasn’t yet announced his plans.

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