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On the trail at UMass Lowell, Charlie Baker is upbeat

LOWELL — There was no mistaking it: On a 40-minute tour of a gleaming new University of Massachusetts Lowell technology center, gubernatorial hopeful Charles D. Baker was upbeat.

Baker, who launched his bid with a promise that voters would see a more authentic version of himself this campaign than during his failed 2010 effort, earnestly questioned tour guides about the building’s facilities on one of his first official days on the trail.

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