Many Democrats in town favor Baker, including Adner’s parents.
“This time it will stick,” Adner said of Baker’s candidacy.
Baker is the first Republican candidate to jump into the race. Democrats who are in the race include state Treasurer Steven Grossman, former Obama administration health care official Don Berwick, former federal and state homeland security official Juliette Kayyem, and former Wellesley Selectman Joseph Avellone. State Sen. Dan Wolf has said he wants to run, but his candidacy is up in the air pending the outcome of discussions with the state Ethics Commission over his ownership stake in Cape Air.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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