Posted tagged ‘Mass. GOP’

Mass GOP calls out Coakley on ties to health care lobbyists

January 13, 2010

The Mass. GOP have a new ad that calls Martha Coakley on her bogus claims of holding health insurers accountable:

Given Coakley’s record of turning a blind eye toward corruption on Beacon Hill — at least corruption involving Democrats — this ad rightly asks voters to question how tough she’ll be on Big Pharma and health insurers when her campaign is largely funded by their lobbyists?


Scott Brown enters race for U.S. Senate

September 12, 2009

State Sen. Scott Brown announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today at a press conference at the Omni Parker House.

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Charlie Baker joins growing race for governor

July 8, 2009

From the Boston Herald:

Republican Charlie Baker, the well-financed CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, has jumped into a quickly swelling 2010 gubernatorial race only two days after Treasurer Timothy Cahill said he decided to switch political parties.

Baker, who is largely unknown to voters throughout the state, will leave Harvard Pilgrim on July 17 and set up a political committee by July 28, according to a source close to Baker. Read more…

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Nassour elected chairman of Mass. GOP

January 28, 2009

Congratulations to Charlestown attorney Jennifer Nassour, who  was elected chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party yesterday. The Mass. GOP issued the following press release announcing her election:

The Massachusetts Republican Party announced today that Jennifer A. Nassour was elected as chair of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee on a platform of strengthening the party’s grassroots, fund raising and communications.

Nassour pledged to be a full-time chair and lead a resurgence of the MassGOP by harnessing the energy, dedication and spirit of Massachusetts Republicans and expanding outreach to unenrolled voters. MassGOP Chair Jennifer Nassour said, “The Massachusetts Republican Party is blessed with great strengths, including dedicated and impassioned activists, accomplished and willing fundraisers, and principles that ring true and clear with Massachusetts voters. Together, we will grow this party from the grassroots up, building a strong base from which we can launch winning campaigns.

“The MassGOP will continue to be the voice for common sense and honesty in the Commonwealth. By promoting and defending our values, we will generate new voters, new resources and a new day for Massachusetts Republicans,” added Nassour.

Nassour replaces outgoing Chair Peter Torkildsen, who stepped down after a two-year term.

The Honorable Peter Torkildsen said, “I congratulate Jennifer on her victory. She has many years of experience helping Republican candidates and she is committed to returning two-party competition to Massachusetts. I look forward to helping her in any way I can.”

“All Republicans in Massachusetts owe Peter a debt of gratitude for his service as an elected official and as steward of the party. We wish him well in his future endeavors and hope to continue to benefit from his experience and wisdom,” concluded Nassour.

Nassour’s comprehensive plan for rebuilding the Massachusetts Republican Party includes focusing on the traditional aspects of a strong party – grassroots, fundraising and candidate recruitment – while also increasing the use of technology to connect and communicate with voters. Her plan also calls for cooperating with New England and national Republican organizations and building connections with like-minded civic organizations.

Nassour, 37, is a Republican State Committee member from Charlestown and is Of Counsel to Consigly & Brucato, P.C., in Milford. Nassour is an accomplished fundraiser and a veteran of Republican politics. As a fundraiser for both political and charitable causes, Nassour has raised more than $1 million. As a state committee member, she has been an active supporter of Republican candidates up and down the ballot, and she served as finance director for the Grabauskas for Treasurer campaign.

Nassour earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2000. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree in political science from C.W. Post University. Nassour and her husband, C.J. Brucato III, live in Charlestown with their two daughters.