Massachusetts Republicans regroup after defeat in U.S. Senate special election

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

When Democrat Edward Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 special election for U.S. Senate, it was only the latest loss for the Massachusetts GOP, and the string of defeats is leading some Republicans to rethink the party’s strategy…

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“The leadership at the top more or less look out for themselves, but don’t look strategically at the long term for the party and the state. The old cliché is Massachusetts Republicans always want senator or Congress but never local water commissioner or dog catcher.”

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