What's Next for Mass. GOP After Disappointing Midterm Elections?
The Massachusetts Republican Party had a rough election last week, with losses in every statewide office and on Beacon Hill. Now, it’s back to the drawing board for the MassGOP in a very blue state. After five terms as a State Representative from Norfolk, Republican Shawn Dooley lost his bid for state senate. He says the outcome might have...
Blue Sweep Has MassGOP Pondering Party's Future
Many believe Charlie Baker and/or his lieutenant governor Karyn Polito may well have run for reelection had they not had to battle their own party that had already gotten behind former Trump state campaign chair, Geoff Diehl — who lost to Democrat Maura Healey by almost 30 points.
Mass. Republicans Describe Growing Fractures in State Party
The divide within the Massachusetts Republican Party is growing wider. Republican State Committeewoman Janet Leombruno is concerned about what’s been happening with the state party. “It is incredibly hard to operate in the party today as a pragmatic centrist,” she said. Leombruno described the tension at the January state committee meeting, when member John Miller tried to get Chair...
Deep Fractures Exist in Mass. GOP
The Massachusetts Republican Party is in the midst of an identity crisis, with a schism continuing to grow between right-wing supporters of Donald Trump and more centrist politicians like Gov. Charlie Baker.