Republican businessman Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that he will run for governor of Massachusetts in 2014, marking the second straight election he will make a bid for the state’s top job.
In a two-minute web video, Baker pitches himself as a family man who can work with Democrats and has a proven record as a former state secretary of administration and finance and CEO of a health-care organization.
“I care about this great state and the wonderful people who make it strong and call it home,” Baker says in the video.
Baker lost to Gov. Deval Patrick (D) by about 6 percentage points in 2010.