Every week, RI Relevant’s Matt Gage will break down who’s relevant and who isn’t relevant. A student at Catholic University in Washington D.C., he’s got his ear to the ground. Therefore, he’ll focus on national politics and issues.
Matt is a South Kingstown native and former Hendricken High School Class President (2017). He’s a political science major. Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relevant - Charlie Baker
With former Governor Deval Patrick being one of many Democrats being targeted for a 2020 run, it is stunning to see a Republican from the Massachusetts commonwealth maintain the amount of support that Charlie Baker has. With a 74% approval rating – and an open critic of President Trump – Baker’s numbers prove that he can both criticize the President, and still demand communication with Washington.