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Tea Party-backed State Committeeman takes on RINO Mass. Republican Party Chairman in bi-annual election
Establishment pulls sleazy tactics to win
POSTED: Jan 12, 2011
The rank-and-file conservative Republican activists are fighting back against the RINO elitists who have taken over the party leadership.
On Thursday, Jan. 6, the Republican establishment in Massachusetts was forced to pull out all the stops to fend off a challenge from angry Tea Party people and conservatives in the bi-annual election for State Republican Party Chairman.
Current chairman Jennifer Nassour was challenged by State Committeeman Bill McCarthy with enthusiastic help from activists from around the state.
At the meeting Bill gave a great speech that shook up the room. He sent the message to the RINOs and the establishment that pretending to be liberals had better stop right now.
The Party did everything they could to thwart Bill's chances. They held the election right after the New Year without much of time for campaigning. Nassour refused to participate in any pre-election debates. Unlike the previous election which was held in a big room, they held this election in a relatively small room and most of Bill's supporters had to wait outside.
We were told that there was a lot of arm-twisting and pressure. Many of the 80-member state committee are either pubic employees or have some state honorarium (such as being on the board of a state college). People were told that they'd better vote the right way -- or else. And the Mass. Republican State Committee has never been a bastion of bold, fearless conservatism to start with.
For those reasons, Bill's people knew that they weren't going to win the vote. (They lost 50-16. Several State Committee members stayed away and didn't vote.) But it shook the current leadership up, which they're not used to. Mission accomplished. And there's more shaking up to do.