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Gov. Baker heading to D.C. for Trump inauguration

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a conference of New England's governors and eastern Canada's premiers to discuss closer regional collaboration, in Boston. Massachusetts Democrats are hoping to take a notch out of Republican Gov. Baker's sky-high popularity numbers by lashing him to Donald Trump's incoming administration. In a series of tweets and in an online petition, the Massachusetts Democratic Party has called on Baker to denounce a string of top Trump advisers and Cabinet picks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in August.

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker is heading to Washington to attend a ball and other ceremonies marking President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

On Thursday, the Massachusetts Republican and his wife Lauren will attend the Indiana Inaugural Ball. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the former governor of Indiana.

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On Friday, Baker will attend a National Governors Association’s Inauguration Breakfast before heading to Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.

During the campaign Baker refused to support Trump, saying he lacked the temperament to be president. Baker also said he didn’t vote for Trump.

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Also Thursday, Baker will attend the Preti Flaherty New Zealand Embassy Reception. Lawyers and others from the Preti Flaherty firm contributed more than $5,000 to Baker’s campaign.

Two members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation, U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Michael Capuano, are boycotting the inaugural.

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