Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor.

Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick.

Baker beat Coakley statewide 49 percent to 46 percent and while Coakley took Eastie, Baker had a stroang showing from supporters that included the backing of well known families like the Forbes and Tassinaris.

Coakley received 3,954 votes from Eastie voters while Baker received 2,617.

While Coakley beat Baker two and three to one in Eastie’s more liberal leaning progressive precincts, Baker took two of Eastie biggest voting precincts in Orient Heights that are made up of middle of the road Democratic.

Baker beat Coakley in precincts 11 and 12 and tied the Attorney General in precinct 14.

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