GOP’s Keiko Orrall launches run for state treasurer

Matt Stout. February 14th, 2018. Boston Herald

outing her fiscal conservative chops, state representative and national GOP Committeewoman Keiko Orrall yesterday launched a challenge to state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, in a move that’s likely to draw up-ticket support from fellow Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

“We’re excited about offering a different approach to governing. I believe it’s a winnable seat,” said Orrall, a Lakeville resident who described herself as a “strong partner” to Baker. “This is about problem solving, it’s not about politics. It’s about finding people who will work for the taxpayers, who will get the job done.”

Orrall, the first Asian-American woman to seek a constitutional office in state history, ascended to the national role in the Republican Party in 2016 with Baker’s public backing, defeating then-National Committeewoman Chanel Prunier. Republicans yesterday nodded to the boost the governor could give.


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