Geoff Diehl Wants To "Deliver On Things People Have Been Looking For"

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former State Representative and Senate candidate Geoff Diehl is the first Republican to declare a run for Governor of Massachusetts in the upcoming 2022 race.

Diehl announced his run at a Fourth of July barbeque over the weekend and officially pulled papers on Tuesday. He sat down with WBZ's Tim Dunn to discuss his upcoming run.

"There's a chance in the 2020 election to have a new governor that can come in and deliver on things people have been looking for, he said.

The Trump-aligned candidate said he will push to assist small businesses in the state's pandemic recovery, improve the state's education system and speed up the immigration and naturalization process.

Diehl is also concerned about the state's economy.

"I think that we're going to be looking at some serious inflation coming with the massive federal spending and devaluation of the dollar," he said.

Diehl ran for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 mid-term elections but lost in a landslide to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Diehl has butted heads with current Republican Governor Charlie Baker, making headlines after the January 6 Capitol riots for wanting to censure Baker when he said then-President Trump should be impeached.

It's not yet clear if Gov. Baker will be running for re-election. Right now, the Diehl would face one of three Democrats in the general election: State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Former State Senator Ben Downing, and Harvard Professor Danielle Allen.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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