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Offical Election Resources

Massachusetts Elections Division (
Elections information from the Townsend Town Clerk

Current Representation in Massachusetts

State Representative Sheila Harrington (R—1st Middlesex)
State Senator Dean Tran (R—Worcester and Middlesex)
Governor’s Councillor Jennie L. Caissie (7th district)
Who represents Townsend now?
Find your voting precinct in Massachusetts.
Search for members of the Massachusetts state legislature (known formally as the "General Court")
Watch formal sessions of Massachusetts State House and Senate. (requires Flash)

Campaign Websites for 2018

Candidate for Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, MA-3

Rick Green of Pepperell

Candidates for Congress, U.S. Senate

Beth Lindstrom of Groton

Geoff Diehl of Whitman

John Kingston III of Winchester

Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts

Charlie Baker

Candidates for Massachusetts State Offices

Dean Tran of Fitchburg, running for re-election as State Senator for the Worcester and Middlesex district

Sheila Harrington of Groton, running for re-election as State Representative for the 1st Middlesex district

Websites from the 2016 Campaign

Candidates for President of the United States

Donald J. Trump
Courtesy of the Black Republicans blog, you can read about Donald Trump’s recent (and substantive) economic speech given in Detroit.
Candidates for Congress, U.S. House of Representatives

Ann Wofford: who ran to represent the Massachusetts in the 3rd Congressional District

Links to Organizations and Resources

Massachusetts State Republican Party
Republican National Committee (news and commentary blog)
“Da Tech Guy” Blog (commentary on public affairs by Pete the Tech Guy of Fitchburg, and his colleagues)

Massachusetts College Republicans (20 campus chapters)
University of Massachusetts Republican Club
Republican Jewish Coalition
National Black Republican Association

Fitchburg Republicans
Leominster Republicans (via Facebook)
Lunenburg Republicans
Groton Republicans (Groton, Massachusetts)
Acton Republicans
Chelmsford Republicans
Westford Republicans
Littleton Republicans
Sterling Republicans
Stow Republicans
Republicans in the Town of Harvard
Boston Republican City Committee (via Facebook)

State Legislative Caucus Blogs

The Capitol View (Republicans in the House on Beacon Hill)
Scaling Beacon Hill (Republicans in the Massachusetts State Senate)

Historical and Reference Links

A Voter’s Guide to Republicans (Bill Whittle via YouTube)
Grand Old Partisan (author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party)
Papers of U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke, Republican from Massachusetts (Library of Congress)
When Massachusetts sent a Republican Governor to the White House... (LoC)
Honoring Ullyses S. Grant, the second Republican president

Fun Facts about Massachusetts (

Find out if you might have unclaimed property in Massachusetts

Podcasts on Public Matters

The Weekly Standard Podcasts
Commentary on current events from a conservative point of view, from an editorial team led by Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol.

Conversations with Bill Kristol
The Foundation for Constitutional Government supports another of Bill Kristol’s activities, as he conducts in-depth conversations with numerous leading figures in American public life.

Hillsdale Dialogues
Radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College conduct weekly seminars, exploring the founding principles of the United States, and how those principles should be applied to current issues.

Harvard Lunch Club
Nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk-show host Todd Feinburg ponder top news stories each week. (Not necessarily at Harvard, though.)
...And they explain how podcasting works.

Real Clear Radio Hour
Bill Frezza of the Competitive Enterprise Institute interviews guests whom he invites to provide fresh perspectives on political and social issues, with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurial enterprises. (And sometimes entrepreneurial music performers.)

Twitter Feeds of Note

Charlie Baker (Governor of the Commonwealth)
Charlie Baker (himself)
Karyn Polito (Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth)
Kirsten Hughes (Chairman, MassGOP)
Rick Green
John Kingston III
State Representative Sheila Harrington (R-1st Middlesex)
State Senator Ryan Fattman (Worcester & Norfolk District)
State Representative Keiko Orrall (R-12th Bristol)
State Representative Leah Cole (R-12th Essex)
State Representative Kevin Kuros (R-8th Worcester)
State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Cape Ann)
Sheriff Lew Evangelidis (Worcester County)

University of Massachusetts Republican Club (Amherst)
Massachusetts College Republicans
Amherst College Republicans
Wellesley College Republicans (GΩP)
Massachusetts Young Republicans
Boston Republicans
Middlesex Republican Club

Townsend Republican Town Committee
Leominster Republican City Committee
Lunenburg Republican Town Committee

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Websites from Previous Campaigns

Various Candidates

Mitt Romney ran for President of the United States
Michael J. Heffernan ran for State Treasurer
Brian Herr ran to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate
Sheila Harrington State Representative campaign (1st Middlesex district: Townsend, Ashby, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable, and Ayer)
Garret Shetrawski, State Representative campaign (2nd Worcester district: Gardner, Winchendon, Ashburnham, Westminster)
Mark Fisher ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014.
Tim Inholt, whose campaign for the MA-3 congressional seat was discontinued.

Previous Presidential Campaigns

Ted Cruz (TX)
John Kasich (OH)
Marco Rubio (FL)

Mike Huckabee (AR)
Jeb Bush (FL)
Rand Paul (KY)
Bobby Jindal (LA)
Ben Carson (MD)
Chris Christie (NJ)
George Pataki (NY)
Rick Santorum (PA)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Rick Perry (TX)
Carly Fiorina (VA)
Jim Gilmore (VA)
Scott Walker (WI)

Election 2016 Links

Public-Event Calendar for North-Central Massachusetts and New Hampshire
“First in the Nation” New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election Events (NH GOP)

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