47 Republican Legislative Candidates on the Ballot

(We have more quality candidates this year than any year in near memory.  We are working at teh local level to get selectmen and city councillors elected.  We are training candidates how to run.  2010 will be a watershed year.  think long term people. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

I will post a list of who made it on the ballot here this evening:

State GOP won’t contest three-quarters of legislative races

By Associated Press

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

BOSTON – Republicans are contesting fewer than a fourth of all legislative races this year, guaranteeing Democrats an overwhelming majority on Beacon Hill.

There are 200 seats in the Legislature, but Republican candidates are running in just 47, according to signature papers filed with the Secretary of State’s office today.

Republican Party Chairman Peter Torkildsen had promised candidates in about 60 races.

In the 40-member Senate, there are 10 Republican candidates, including five incumbents. In the 160-member House, there are 38 candidates, including 16 incumbents. Two Republicans are running for the same seat.

The party contested 70 races two years ago and 121 races in 2004. In both elections, Republicans lost ground.


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