PHOTOS | Down to the wire One recent day with Charlie Baker ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren Baker, had coffee and breakfast before Baker left for a long day of campaigning on Oct. 26. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Lauren Baker rested her head on her husband's shoulder during breakfast while they looked over a newspaper article that they felt was unfair to Charlie. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Charlie and Lauren Baker said goodbye before Charlie left his house in Swampscott. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker met with his campaign staff at his headquarters in Brighton. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Newspaper cutouts and handmade cartoons adorn a wall of the Baker campaign headquarters. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker demonstrated how low and awkward the seating was at a previous on-camera debate with Martha Coakley. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker spoke to a member of the media (right) while his communication director, Tim Buckley, left, recorded his comments at a campaign stop at the Castle Island Haunted House in South Boston. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker took a selfie with Wanda Kiely, left, of Braintree and June Payne of Hanover at a campaign stop at the Castle Island Haunted House in South Boston. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Gavin LeBlanc, 2, of South Boston could not be interrupted as he carefully lined up his candies while Baker (behind him) hugged supporters. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Rainey Fiasconaro, of South Boston couldn't contain her excitement at seeing Charlie Baker. "Every day I pray! I want him in!" shouted Fiasconaro. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Two-year-old Charlie Spicer of Boston badly wanted a nap during a campaign event at The Banshee Pub in Dorchester. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker said a surprise “Happy Birthday” to Kate Costello, 83. Costello is blind and did not expect Baker to show up at her small birthday party held at a home in South Boston. "I pray the rosary for Charlie twice a day," said Costello. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker spent several quiet minutes in the church social hall before a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff An official timekeeper used handmade signs to signal when the speakers ran out of time during the forum hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker on his phone in the church social hall before the forum at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker left Fourth Presbyterian Church after the forum. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker spoke to members of the media after the gubernatorial candidate forum. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Baker waved goodbye as he got into his car.