| 1. Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition Fundraiser
The Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition PAC held a very successful fundraiser in Auburn last evening. The MuniPAC raises money to help GOP candidates at the local level win their selectman, school committee and council races. Many people came out in support including Brent Andersen the Treasurer of the Massachsuetts Republican Party and Representative Kim Ferguson, pictured below.
There were other elected officials in attendance, including Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn), Representative Peter Durant, and Representative Ryan Fattman.
2. Gold Standard in GOP Platform?
The Financial Times is reporting that Ron Paul got another major piece in the party platform. That is the creation of a gold commission to look at getting the US back on the gold standard.
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The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a "gold commission" set to become part of official Republican party policy.
Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold.