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Democrats Gonzalez, Massie Fault GOP Gov. Baker in Debate

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    Democratic Candidates for Mass. Gov. Hold Debate

    Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie, Democrats fighting for the chance to challenge Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in this year's gubernatorial election, faced off in their first debate.

    (Published Thursday, May 17, 2018)

    Democratic Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie have sparred in a debate as they vie for a chance to challenge Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in November.

    The candidates trained most of their criticism at Baker, arguing he's been too timid in tackling some of the state's biggest challenges such as the opioid addiction crisis, public education and the lack of affordable housing.

    They also criticized Baker's approach to public transportation, saying the state needs a long-term plan and additional revenue to fix the MBTA and improve commuter rail services.

    Both also said during Thursday's debate on WBUR the state shouldn't spend money trying to lure Amazon.

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    Baker says he has worked to tackle the opioid crisis and improve public transportation.

    Baker has $8 million in campaign funds. Gonzalez has $144,000. Massie has $18,000.

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