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Baker-Polito Re-Election Campaign Sets Voluntary Spending Limit

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Gov. Charlie Baker
Mike Deehan / WGBH News

The Massachusetts governor’s race appears on track to be the most expensive in state history. Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito plan to spend as much as $20 million on their re-election campaign.
 
Baker and Polito currently have $10 million in the bank and don't show any signs of slowing down fund raising leading up to November.
 
Because Baker set the ceiling at $20 million, his opponent Jay Gonzalez can also spend as much. However, the Democrat has only $215,000 in his coffers as of the end of August.

A little further down the ballot, Attorney General Maura Healey also signaled some of her own re-election strategy, agreeing to two debates with Republican challenger James McMahon, including one on WGBH.

The general election is on November 6.

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