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GOP candidate Charles D. Baker debuts more upbeat image

SWAMPSCOTT — Seated next to his wife on Thursday morning in the sun-soaked foyer of their sprawling home, Charles D. Baker said friends had approached him after he lost his 2010 challenge to Governor Deval Patrick with a damning verdict on the level of authenticity he had projected on the campaign trail.

“The guy I know, I didn’t see him,” Baker said they told him.

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