Massachusetts Republican Party

Politics
12:37 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Claims MassGOP Offered Him $1 Million To Drop Out Of Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, potential Tea Party challenger Mark Fisher ( center), and Mass. GOP chair Kirsten Hughes

Massachusetts Republicans are struggling with fallout from the state party convention. The convention in late March, as expected, overwhelmingly endorsed Charlie Baker for governor.   But, Tea Party candidate Mark Fisher claims he was wrongly denied a chance to challenge Baker for the nomination.  He’s filed suit against the party alleging rules and delegate vote counts were manipulated so that he would not get the required 15 percent of the delegate’s votes to be certified for the primary ballot. 

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Politics
12:42 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Massachusetts Republican Party Chair Optimistic About 2014

Massachusetts Republican Chair Kirsten Hughes

Massachusetts Republicans hold a convention in Boston on Saturday to endorse candidates for statewide office.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with state Republican Party Chair Kirsten Hughes.  

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Republican Minority Shrinks As State Senator Departs

A 22-year veteran of the Massachusetts Legislature is stepping down to take a post in the administration at Westfield State University.  It will mean the Republican minority on Beacon Hill will become even smaller. 

   Republican State Senator Michael Knapik of Westfield is going to resign this Friday and begin work next Monday in a newly created position at Westfield State University.   Knapik said he will work closely with the university president and the Westfield State Foundation board in advancing the university’s mission.

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