MASSACHUSETTS: GOP Governor Dodges Pence Visit

Politico reports:

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Boston tomorrow for two fundraisers — including one for the Republican National Committee, which is expected to haul in $500,000. But Massachusetts’ Republican governor won’t be at either of them.

Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters today that he will be in New Bedford during Pence’s visit and won’t attend the RNC event, adding “I didn’t know about it.” Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito also said she “wasn’t asked to attend” and has other commitments. Pence’s office said it extended an invitation to the governor’s office.

Baker enjoys a 66% approval rating from Massachusetts voters. Trump has a 66% disapproval rating there. And that’s why Baker won’t been seen with Pence.