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Springfield's Sarno Among 22 Mayors Endorsing Gov. Charlie Baker


      Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has been endorsed for reelection by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, a Democrat.   

     Sarno is one of 22 mayors – ten of them Democrats -- whose endorsements were announced by the Baker reelection campaign.

      "I am a Democatic, but I'm a moderate Democrat, a centrist and Gov. Baker carries those same attributes on the Republican side," Sarno said in an interview.

      Jesse Lederman, chairman of the Springfield Democratic City Committee, downplayed the Sarno endorsement of Baker.

      " We are closing ranks as Democrats," said Lederman. "We are working together and ready to campaign for Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey ( the nominee for Lt.Gov) at the top of the ticket and I think the city of Springfield will be served well by them."

      The Massachusetts Democratic Party announced the launch of a unified campaign to get out the vote in November for each of the party’s nominees on the ballot.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.