Polito: Involvement in GOP prez sweepstakes not a priority
By State House News Service | September 9, 2015, 6:40 EST
Written by Antonio Caban
Like Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito doesn’t appear anxious to get involved in presidential politics. Polito said Tuesday that endorsing a Republican candidate for president is not a priority.
“We are so focused on the municipal issues that I’m caring for for our administration and other issues that it’s not something that’s on the top of my list, especially with more than year from now an election on that topic,” Polito told the News Service on Tuesday following a meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee at the State House.
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Asked if she had a particular interest in any of the Republican presidential candidates, Polito reiterated that her focus is elsewhere.
“I’m really focused on doing what I do for the cities and towns. I’m doing a lot on the domestic violence, sexual assault front and small business development and doing a whole lot of work day to day with the governor, that we love so much,” she said.
Gov. Charlie Baker has repeatedly avoided weighing in on his own party’s crowded presidential primary and has not endorsed a candidate publicly.