Charlie Baker sets a fundraising record

Charlie Baker after being sworn in as Massachusetts governor on Jan. 8, 2015. AP

Governor Charlie Baker raised more money during his first year in office than any other governor in the state’s history—and it’s not even close.

Baker took in $2.56 million for his campaign committee since being sworn in last January, according to The Boston Globe.

His first-year fundraising total shatters the old record—$1.75 million raised in 1999 by Baker’s former boss, Governor Paul Cellucci, the Globe reported.

Baker’s predecessor, Governor Deval Patrick, raised $1.23 million back in 2007, according to the Globe.

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