- The gains in the House will give us energy and local leadership we need to continue to grow our grassroots. It will build our farm team as we prepare for future races, including state Senate contests. We already added 100 new city and town committees prior to Tuesday, and we've laid the ground work to organize more.
- Many, many of our statewide and congressional candidates performed well and emerged from yesterday's election as respected, viable contenders for future elections.
- Worcester County proved to be a stronghold for us. We congratulate Rep. Lew Evangelidis who won his race for Worcester County Sheriff, and Jennifer Cassie for being elected to the Governor's Council. Republicans will represent us in eight Worcester County House Districts: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, and 18th.
- While we don't have final numbers yet, it is clear that our strong congressional challenges forced national Democrats to pour resources into Massachusetts, diverting them from races in other parts of the country. We played a role in the national wave
As a party, we have reason to be proud of the effort and the gains made on Tuesday because we will hold more seats come January, and we have stronger and broader grassroots. We provided our legislative candidates with the knowledge and tools to run great races, and they succeeded. Our work is far from complete, but we are heading in the right direction.
I would be remiss if I did not thank each and every one of our Republican candidates, from the statewide contenders all the way down the ballot. They put their lives on hold for a year or more to run for public office and everyone of them can walk away with their heads held high.
In the coming days and weeks, we will be analyzing the election results and will provide you with more information as we better understand Tuesday's outcome and plan for future party building. I thank each of you for your continued support of both the party and our candidates.
Yours In Victory,
Jennifer A. Nassour, Esq.
Massachusetts Republican Party
REPUBLICANS ELECTED TO HOUSE IN 2010
Barnstable 03, David Vieira, Falmouth
Barnstable 05, Randy Hunt, Sandwich
Bristol 01, Jay Barrows, Mansfield
Bristol 02, George Ross, Attleboro
Bristol 03, Shaunna O'Connell, Taunton
Bristol 04, Steve Howitt, Seekonk
Bristol 14, Elizabeth Poirier, North Attleborough
Essex 04, Brad Hill, Ipswich
Essex 09, Don Wong, Saugus
Essex 17, Paul Adams, Andover
Essex 18, Jim Lyons, Andover
Hampden 01, Todd Smola, Palmer
Hampden 03, Nick Boldyga, Southwick
Hampden 04, Don Humason, Westfield
Middlesex 1, Sheila Harrington, Groton
Middlesex 04, Steven Levy, Marlborough
Middlesex 20, Bradley Jones, North Reading
Middlesex 22, Marc Lombardo, Billerica
Norfolk 09, Daniel Winslow, Norfolk
Plymouth 1, Vinny DeMacedo, Plymouth
Plymouth 2, Susan Gifford, Wareham
Plymouth 6, Dan Webster, Pembroke
Plymouth 7, Geoff Diehl, Hanson
Plymouth 8, Angelo D'Emilia, Bridgewater
Worcester 1, Kim Ferguson, Holden
Worcester 2, Richard Bastien, Gardner
Worcester 6, Peter Durant, Spencer
Worcester 7, Paul Frost, Auburn
Worcester 8, Kevin Kuros, Uxbridge
Worcester 9, George Peterson, Grafton
Worcester 11, Matt Beaton, Shrewsbury
Worcester 18, Ryan Fattman, Sutton
REPUBLICANS ELECTED TO THE SENATE IN 2010
First Essex and Middlesex, Bruce E. Tarr, Gloucester
Second Hampden and Hampshire, Michael R. Knapik, Westfield
Bristol and Middlesex, Richard Ross, Wrentham
Plymouth and Norfolk, Robert L. Hedlund, Weymouth