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Republican Governor Breaks With Party, Endorses Democratic Candidate Doug Jones

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Republican Governor Breaks With Party, Endorses Democratic Candidate Doug Jones





The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has endorsed Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race over his Republican opponent, Roy Moore.

“I certainly don’t want to see Roy Moore win,” Baker said Monday, according to WBUR.

“That means, obviously, that I would be supporting the alternative.”

“I said from the beginning that I didn’t think [Moore] was fit for office,” Baker said, referring to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct Moore is facing. One woman accused Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32.




When the allegations against Moore surfaced last month, Baker said he thought Moore should step down.

“And if he doesn’t step down, I don’t think he should sit,” Baker told WGBH at the time.

During the 2016 presidential race, Baker cast a blank ballot, refusing to support either Trump of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.



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