Once the pay hike’s top critic, Baker will take $100,000 in new compensation in 2019

When state lawmakers rammed a bill into law last year giving them and other elected officials hefty pay hikes, Governor Charlie Baker was unequivocal in his disapproval.

Geoff Diehl considering bid to lead state GOP

Diehl said Wednesday that he’s been encouraged by several people to seek the post, which has wide sway over the state Republican Party’s direction, fund-raising, and priorities.

Campaign Notebook

What’s ballot question No. 2 about?

WBUR, the Globe, and UMass Boston hosted a debate Thursday on the lesser-known ballot initiative.

Democrat Jay Gonzalez preps TV campaign in race for governor

The media blitz would mark the Democrat’s first television advertisement in his bid against Governor Charlie Baker.

GOP opponent’s campaign says congresswoman ‘looks rundown’

A spokeswoman for US Representative Katherine Clark said the campaign was “not going to dignify” the charge with a response.

Trahan welcomes Pelosi at fund-raiser but won’t say whether she will support her for leader

Lori Trahan is using the California Democrat’s name and standing to help generate cash in the closing weeks of her race against GOP nominee Rick Green.

Charlie Baker erases endorsement from Fall River mayor

The campaign team scrubbed Jasiel Correia II’s endorsement soon after federal authorities arrested the 26-year-old mayor on wire fraud charges.

Charlie Baker will vote ‘no’ on nurse-staffing Question 1

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jay Gonzalez supports Question 1.

Gonzalez and Palfrey secure more than $500,000 in public financing for campaign

Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey have received $542,284, according to the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK

Transgender rights effort leads fund-raising battle on Question 3

The sides are dueling over the Nov. 6 ballot question that asks voters whether they want to keep or repeal the state law that bars transgender discrimination in places of public accommodations like stores and restaurants.