Could this be a preview of the gubernatorial race in 2014? The GOP’s nominee in 2010, Charlie Baker, is scheduled to appear with Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Democrat and past candidate for governor, on Friday on NECN’s “Broadside with Jim Braude.”
Both are frequently mentioned in local political circles as potential candidates for the Corner Office in 2014. Gov. Deval Patrick is not running for a third term.
The political chat show airs at 6 p.m. and will come after a busy week in politics, with a presidential debate set for Tuesday night and plenty of tough races in Massachusetts.
The former CEO of Grossman Marketing Group in Somerville, Grossman was elected treasurer in 2010. He has served as Democratic Party chair at both the state and national level.
Since losing the 2010 gubernatorial election, Baker, a Swampscott Republican, has been making the rounds, appearing at GOP events across the state. State House News Service noted on Tuesday that Baker is appearing at a Thursday night fundraiser for a state representative candidate in Marshfield. In September, he swung by a state Senate candidate’s fall kick-off event at the Plymouth Yacht Club.
Other oft-mentioned candidates for governor, include Attorney General Martha Coakley, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, Obama campaign aide (and former Patrick aide) David Simas, former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang, and Auditor Suzanne Bump.