Marty Walsh reportedly wants to run for Governor of Massachusetts


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“Marty Walsh is trying to get into this race.”

Pictured while lighting the menorah last year in Boston Common, then-Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker are with the State House in the background. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Governor Charlie Baker Wednesday morning announcement That he wouldn’t run for a third term caused waves across Massachusetts…as well as Washington, DC?

In the wake of Baker’s decision, former Boston Mayor and current United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh are reported to be expressing interest in joining the growing potential field of candidates for the position of Governor of Massachusetts.

“Marty Walsh, for several weeks now, maybe a little over a month, has been telling people he wants to go back to Boston, he wants to come home, he wants to run for governor,” Democratic political advisor Mary Ann Marsh said during this time. Appearance Wednesday afternoon on WCVB.

Marsh added that over the past 24 to 48 hours, people all over Walsh have been talking about a survey that “shows him in good shape statewide” and pointing to the amount of money Walsh has in his campaign bank account. The Boston Democrat, who was planning to run for a third term as mayor before President Joe Biden appointed him as Secretary of Labor, still had $63,322 in his campaign account at the end of October, According to state records.

“Marty Walsh is trying to get into this race,” Marsh added.

Her comments came a few hours after the arrival of university journalist Joe Szymansky I mentioned correctly Baker’s decision Tuesday night, Tweet Wednesday Walsh was “strongly considering” running for governor.

Walsh’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

As Secretary of Labor, Walsh has continued to live in Boston, stay in hotels when in Washington, D.C., or on the road to promote Biden’s agenda.

and Politico I mentioned last month That the 54-year-old Dorchester native “has made it clear that he wants to run for office again someday”, although the election cycle or the exact position remained unclear. With Baker’s plans uncertain at the time, Politico said local Democrats believed Walsh — who maintained A close bipartisan friendship with Baker He was not likely to run for anything in 2022.

But with a jobless race looming in 2022, those plans could very well change.

Walsh’s reported interest adds to a surprising flurry of speculation on Wednesday about who might join the field of candidates for governor, which currently includes three Democratic candidates — Former State Senator Ben DowningAnd Harvard University Professor Danielle Allen, And State Senator Sonia Chang Diaz – and one Republican candidate, Former Country Representative Jeff Dale.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey also Wednesday on Bloomberg TV She will announce whether she will run for governor “soon.”

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