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Charles Baker readies 2d bid for governor

Key to GOP’s comeback hopes

Charles D. Baker, the GOP’s defeated 2010 candidate, will announce a second gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, according to three top Massachusetts Republican leaders briefed on his decision, a highly anticipated move that party insiders see as critical to Republican hopes of recapturing the governor’s office.

Baker, who held top Cabinet posts in the administrations of William F. Weld and Paul Cellucci, plans to roll out his candidacy for the 2014 election in a video to be released at 10 a.m. Baker will not hold a media availability until Thursday, but Weld, his political mentor, is expected to speak to reporters Wednesday.

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