• MassGop February 1, 2023 1:45 pm

    MassGOP Picks Carnevale to Steer Party's Future as Chair

    Massachusetts Republicans nearly stuck with party chairman Jim Lyons for another two-year term, despite disastrous election results over his four-year tenure, but instead narrowly decided Tuesday night to give Amy Carnevale a shot at running the shrinking party. Members of the Republican State Committee voted 37-34 to pick Carnevale as the MassGOP’s next top leader, placing the job of...

  • Massachusetts November 14, 2022 9:34 pm

    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...

  • Massachusetts November 15, 2022 12:11 am

    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.

  • Charlie Baker May 25, 2022 12:41 pm

    Baker Meeting With RGA As GOP Eyes More Governorships

    Gov. Charlie Baker departs Wednesday morning for Tennessee to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting. Baker skipped last weekend’s Republican State Convention in Springfield where party delegates rallied behind two Republicans who hope to succeed Baker, former Rep. Geoff Diehl and businessman Chris Doughty. The RGA says it has “one primary objective: electing, re-electing, and supporting America’s Republican governors.”...

  • Massachusetts Republican Party February 19, 2022 12:01 am

    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...

  • Massachusetts February 18, 2022 6:54 pm

    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.

  • Charlie Baker December 1, 2021 11:49 pm

    The Complicated GOP Politics Looming Over Baker's Decision Not to Run for Reelection

    Calling his decision not to seek a third term complicated and difficult, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said he will be focused on the significant work that still needs to be done to guide Massachusetts out of the coronavirus pandemic. “And not focusing on, let’s call it, the discourse — and that’s probably an insult to the word discourse —…

  • Massachusetts December 1, 2021 7:44 pm

    Gov. Baker Won't Run for Reelection; Who Will Run in 2022?

    Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced they won’t be seeking reelection in 2022, setting up what could be an intense campaign for the state house.

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