Unofficial Massachusetts RNC Delegate Results

Below are the results, by congressional district, of the Massachusetts Republican Party Caucuses held April 28, 2012.  These results are not finalized until certification by the allocation committee of the Massachusetts Republican Party.  Where known the number of provisional ballots in each district will be noted.

First Congressional District

193 Votes were cast for Delegate.  The results were:

Ron Crochetiere (Liberty) – 112

Marcel Burque (Liberty) – 96

Rich Berrena (Official Romney) – 94


Chris Cavallaro (Liberty) – 91

Kevin Jourdain (Official Romney) – 84

Janet Garon (Official Romney) – 57

Mike Case (Official Romney Alternate Slate) – 36

178 votes were cast for Alternate Delegate. The results were:

Dan Allie (Liberty) – 125

Chris B (Liberty) – 97

Paul Kleinwald (Liberty) – 92


Linda Vacon (Official Romney) – 62

Mike Valanzola (Official Romney) – 55

Mike Case (Official Romney) – 44

Kevin Jourdain (Official Romney Delegate Slate) – 43

Second Congressional District Results

207 people attended the caucus.  

The results for delegate were:

Brad Wyatt (Liberty) – 141

Carol Claros (Liberty) – 124

Dave Kopacz (Liberty) – 123


Sheriff Lew Evangelidis (Official Romney) – 74

Representative Paul Frost (Official Romney) – 61

Kim Roy (Official Romney) – 59

The results for alternate delegate were:

Michael Rossettie (Liberty) – 111

Melinda Taylor (Liberty) – 111

Evan Reynolds (Liberty) – 100

Representative Matt Beaton (Official Romney) – 53

Representative Kim Ferguson (Official Romney) – 52

Mindy McKenzie-Hebert (Official Romney) – 46

Charles Milhans – 19

William Hendal – 13

Third Congressional District Results

The results for Delegate were:

Brandon Navom (Liberty) – 120

Eric Romaniac (Liberty) – 119

Philip Dolan (Liberty) – 110


Beth Lindstrom (Official Romney) – 76

Representative Sheila Harrington (Official Romney) – 67

Alan Rubin (Official Romney) – 56

Patricia Hackmer – 23

Donald Andresen – 5

The results for alternate delegate were:

John Vena (Liberty) – 104

Eric Martel (Liberty) – 92

Chris Duffy (Liberty) – 88


Beth Lindstrom (Offiical Romney) – 78

Representative Sheila Harrington (Official Romney) – 73

Rich Bastien (Official Romney) – 41

Patricia Hackmer – 24

Fourth Congressional Caucus

257 people attended the Fourth Congressional District caucus.  

The results for delegate were:

Representative Betty Poirier (Official Romney) – 146

Representative Jay Barrows (Official Romney) – 145

Vincent DeVito (Official Romney) – 128


Horace Mello (Liberty) – 122

DePaolo (Liberty) – 103

Aucoin (Liberty) – 101

All alternate delegates were for Romney Official Slate member who won by  a 94-63 majority on average.

5th Congressional District

Red Mass Group Does not have the count for this caucus but an report that the following Liberty Slate candidates won delegate spots:

Francesco Capone, Michael Morales, and Andrew Prout.

The following alternate liberty slate delegates won slots:

Alexandra Helyar, Jonathan Mitchell, and Sue Mojica.

6th Congressional District

The results of the delgate election were:

Ed Rombach (Liberty) – 117

Bruce Tarr (Official Romney) – 115

Jonathan Berecz & Tom Bowling (Both Liberty) TIED – 114


Brad Jones (Official Romney) – 109

Kerry Healey (Official Romney) – 108

The results for Alternate were:

Scott MacDonald (Liberty) – 95

Evan Kenney (Liberty) – 91

Stephanie Hamilton (Liberty) – 90


Charlie Baker (Official Romney) – 72

Luke Noble (Official Romney) – 62

Brad Jones – 45

Frank Cousins (Official Romney) – 33

7th Congressional District

The tally is not available but sources say that the Liberty delegates beat the Romney Official slate by an average 55-35 margin.

The delegates elected were: Renato D’Amico, Thomas Leonard, and John McKeon.

The alternate delegates elected were: Mark Danko, Ralph Gramazio, and Lisa Daniel.

8th Congressional District

The delegate results were:

State Senator Bob Hedlund (Romney Slate) – 136 votes

Patricia Jennings (Romney Slate) – 127 votes

Matt Sisk (Romney Slate) – 126 votes


Doug Bennett (Liberty) – 123 votes

Heather Mellem (Liberty) – 120 votes

Nicholas Tanzillo (Liberty) – 118 votes

The alternate results were:

Janet Fogarty (Romney Official) – 128 votes

Geoff Diehl (Romney Official) – 127 votes

Jim Tsika (Liberty) – 119 votes


Jayme Allan (Liberty) – 118 votes

Luis Pires (Liberty) – 116 votes

Jeanie Falcone (Jeanie Falcone) – 108 votes

Ninth Congressional Results

The counts in the Ninth Congessional District are not known but the Romney Slate swept all the positions.

The delegates and alternates are:

1. Jim Cummings – DELEGATE

2. District Attorney Tim Cruz – DELEGATE

3. Sheriff Tom Hodgson – DELEGATE

4. Honorable Jeff Perry – ALTERNATE

5. Judy Crocker – ALTERNATE

6. Jennifer Wilson – ALTERNATE

About Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

  • NorthShoreRich

    I thought he was an Official Romney delegate based on what I saw from MassGOP.

    Am I wrong?

  • Anthony Ellis

    MassGOP is just cheating and putting in the delegates they want anyway. “We didn’t win, so now we’re changing the rules so that we do win.”

    How can MassGOP be working with a particular campaign? The people of Massachusetts went to the caucus and voted for who they wanted to vote for. Obama is going to have a field day with this. “You had to cheat just to get the delegates you wanted in your own state!”

    Does MassGOP really want Obama to win? Stop disenfranchising Massachusetts Republicans. 9 out of 10 registered voters aren’t registered Republicans, and it’s antics like this that drives people away.

  • I’m sorry but regardless of the fact that Ron Crochetiere is a member of this Liberty Slate, he gave (by far) the best goddamned speech in the whole thing and it was probably the highlight of the entire event. I was proud to vote Ron as my first selection for Delegate (and in doing so, supporting the only Springfield delegate nominee to the convention) and I’m not the only non-liberty member to do it. It would be a shame if the state party took him off as a delegate.  

  • Chan McCao

    We understand that the Founding Fathers didn’t trust the common man for the task of maintaining The Republic so they set up the Electoral College.

    They were right because the masses went to the poll and voted the way the media told them to.  If they knew a lot more than just voting they would have turned out to caucus.

    Instead we were going up against our parents who couldn’t make a half decent speech to save their lives.  Knowing what I know now, I think the proper course is for us to intervene and save our parents because I feel they were being taken advantage of.

    We won’t euthanize them because President Paul himself is old too and he said repeatedly that we will honor our commitments and they will have their entitlements, completed with non-depreciating dollars!

    Please don’t alienate us because this is not a receipt for winning and any experienced grownups should know that going through life focusing only on winning just makes it so much more difficult to win.

    We have become a nation ruled by victim groups.  Just turn on the TV and think a little harder about the talking heads and their messages and see.  Obama is doing an expert job at uniting victim groups while we try to marginalize our people.

    Perpetual rules by victim groups is going to destroy President Paul’s Republic and that would displease the Founding Fathers more than anything.  And I think Romney is part of a victim group too because the mormons were considered a cult and persecuted and now he’s out to exact revenge on America.

    We had nothing to do with it and we’ll pledge to treat everyone the same to lessen the chance of people being victims.

    We put up a lot of hard work and we know there is no use in convincing people.  This means the democrats will not lose their iron grip on the women votes anytime (5 to 3 in favor of Obama over Romney) soon so we better work together if we have any hope of winning.  This is not to mention the African American votes (97% to 1% according to a Virginia poll).


    A Paulbot (we were paultards, then paulites, and now paulbots.  Sticks and stones but please don’t let it go anything near decertifying!)

  • Never mind that he ignored the screams of a 14 year old girl who was being sexually assaulted just feet away from him, I figured his hack job in the Sheriff’s department would make him persona non grata around here.  

  • Anthony Ellis

    Actually, no, he didn’t, but see, Paul? I can make up lies and propaganda too. Rule 5.2 is NOT going to be invoked because MassGOP doesn’t want to alienate their voters, no matter how much you want them to. It’s that simple. They do not want to hand the election to Obama, and there’s no doubt that the national news would pick up on that story and spin it to make Romney and MassGOP look like a bunch of vote-stealing thugs. With the fake delegate slates being passed out in Maine, Nevada, and elsewhere, designed to get Ron Paul supporters to vote for Romney delegates, among other dirty tricks, there is no way that MassGOP wants to blatantly do something like that. The more negative media coverage that the RNC gets for dirty tricks like that, the better it is for Obama. While it’s plausible that the people in Maine and Nevada who were passing out those fake delegate slates were just overzealous Romney supporters, there would be no doubt about who would be behind any invocation of Rule 5.2. They aren’t going to do it. Give it a rest.

  • Anthony Ellis

    If the RNC was so confident that Romney has the support to win the necessary 1,144 delegates without underhanded tactics, thuggish vote-stealing and disenfranchisement, why would they resort to doing this? Romney’s cooked, and they know it, but they have too much money invested in him at this point, and don’t want to be left with egg on their face. It’s going to come back to haunt them if they keep it up and enough Republicans in MA and across the nation become frustrated and Republicans take a beating in November. If I were Scott Brown, I would not be happy about this. It is not making the Republican party look good at all. They’re throwing the election to President Obama and Professor Warren.

  • Anthony Ellis


    You are wrong. Most people do not like fixed elections. They like the will of the people to decide. You asked why Paul supporters didn’t complain about the results of the Primary – that is because the voters spoke. In the caucus to decide the delegates, the voters also spoke. All the delegates from MA going to the RNC will be voting for Mitt Romney on the first ballot, as they are required to do. As a number of people on here said, the Romney slate was not palatable to many people because it contained so many RINO lawmakers. They decided to vote for the Liberty slate instead. That is the way the election went, and now you are advocating that they just throw out those results because they don’t like them. That is what Joseph Stalin would do, not someone who claims to be a Republican. The voters aren’t stupid. Tactics like this are going to kill Romney and every other Republican in November – not because of Paul supporters, but because of undecided voters who see the kind of stuff Romney had to do just to get the nomination. No one wants a leader who is willing to stoop to the levels of Stalin just to ensure his nomination, and no Republican wants to accept these tactics OR accept bloggers who advocate them.

  • Anthony Ellis

    Here’s proof:

    This is an e-mail from Massachusetts State Representative Paul Frost (and also Romney Delegate) to Brad Wyatt

    Dear Brad:

    I wanted to follow up with you regarding our previous conversations regarding the Romney delegates elected at the caucus back on April 28 in Sutton.  As you know I was disappointed as a long-time Romney supporter (the first GOP legislator to endorse and call for Romney to run for Governor while he was still in Utah running the Winter Olympic Games in 2002) that I was not picked as a Romney delegate. I was also disappointed that folks that were elected were strong supporters of other candidates mainly Ron Paul.  However, I want to make it clear to you and your friends, that I accept the loss and fully respect that you folks and your slate won the caucus fair and square.

    Should the 2nd Congressional District Delegates and or Alternates be challenged for no valid reason, I will not support it and I won’t accept a possible delegate spot if it comes from this challenge.  I will decline it even though I really do wish to go as a delegate for Romney.

    I cannot comment on what happened in other caucus locations but from what I saw at our caucus in Sutton, your slate won fair and square and within the rules.  You all swore to support Mitt Romney in the convention and so long as your slate sticks to that I can see no valid reason it should be challenged.  If someone from the day of the caucus until presently has given reason or cause of concern that they won’t keep to their oath, well, I suppose that could result in a valid reason to seek a challenge.

    I will make one last attempt to go as an at-large delegate as one of the 11 the Mass GOP State Committee will select in June.  That will be my last and only chance of going as a Romney delegate.

    As I said, I am not aware of any reason to challenge your slate and I certainly won’t call for a challenge and I won’t support one just because some folks wanted different results. Feel free to forward this on to anyone you feel who is hearing otherwise.

    Take Care and Congrats once Again!


    Paul K. Frost

    State Representative

    7th Worcester District

  • If they can’t get 150 people to a delegate caucus, including the caucus for Mitt’s own congressional district (the new MA05), they don’t deserve the delegates.