Gov. Baker’s break from Trump has proven increasingly savvy

Baker need only look north for an example of the political heartburn

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BOSTON (AP) — In March, Gov. Charlie Baker became the first Republican governor to publicly break from Donald Trump, saying he could never vote for the New York businessman.

With each passing week, Baker’s decision seems increasingly savvy.

While top Republican politicians in other states have had to duck and weave when pressed on Trump’s most contentious statements, Baker has largely skated above the fray, having long ago written off his party’s national standard-bearer.

Baker need only look north for an example of the political heartburn that Trump has caused down-ticket Republicans.

After months of saying she would vote for Trump but not “endorse” him, incumbent New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte rescinded her support for Donald Trump following the recent revelation of lewd and sexually charged comments he made about women.

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