Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to secretary of state, we do have some other contenders who have jumped into the fray. On Monday, Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman announced he would attempt to get on the ballot for the U.S. Senate special election. Fishman garnered more than 16,000 votes in the 6th Congressional District election last fall finishing third behind Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei. "The thing I became most aware of on the campaign trail is that there is a large group of citizens in Massachusetts who are not being represented by the Democratic machine, which elects favorite sons time …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Kristen Hughes worked as Sen. Scott Brown's deputy finance chairman.
Kristen Hughes, the former deputy finance chairman for the Sen. Scott Brown campaign, won a narrow vote Thursday night to become the new chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, according to Boston.com. Hughes, 35, will replace outgoing chairman Robert A. Maginn, Jr. Before joining Brown's campaign – and becoming his choice to lead the GOP through the upcoming election cycle – Hughes worked as a Quincy city councilor. As Brown's aide, she helped raise $42 million. Her win Thursday was seen by some as a important to avoid Brown from looking weak in the face of another possible run for the U.S. Senate, the Globe reported. "I am ready to head to [the GOP headquarters] tomorrow morning to get to work without delay," Hughes said, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Abortion and gay marriage seen as too divisive.
The state's Republican party decided not to vote on its platform until after the election for fear that its ideas would be too divisive. The 80-member Massachusetts Republican State Committee decided Thursday to table the vote so as to not "alienate energetic new conservatives from the party's more moderate establishment," according to a Boston Globe report. Particularly sensitive are the sections of the platform that condemn gay marriage and abortion in all cases, without exceptions for rape or to save the life of the mother. The state party's current Republican platform, which doesn't address gay marriage or abortion, was adopted in 2010 and isn’t due for reconsideration until the state Republican convention in 2014, the Globe reported.