Author Archives: Rich Bastien

$325 Million Supplemental Budget leaves Cities and Towns out in the Cold

(Thank you Rich and the others for standing up for the taxpayers. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) State Representatives Richard Bastien (R-Gardner), Jim Lyons (R-Andover), Paul Adams (R-Andover), Daniel Webster (R-Pembroke), Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton), Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge), Steven Levy (R-Marlborough), and Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) today opposed a $325 million dollar supplemental budget that was forced to a vote…

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Representative Rich Bastien responds to Congressman Capuano’s remarks at rally.

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Boston-State Representative Rich Bastien (R-Gardner) responded to Congressman Mike Capuano’s rhetoric during Tuesday’s dueling rallies on Beacon Hill. Representative Bastien had been listening to the supporters of both sides during the rally. Bastien said he witnessed the level of anger on both sides ramp up as the Congressman addressed those that were…

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Ballot vote totals yield intersting results.

The Massachusetts Secretary of State has published the return of votes for the November 2010 election.… Starting on page 58, they have listed the vote totals by county for the ballot questions. Question 1 passed in Worcester, Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Norfolk and Plymouth counties by wide margins, but lost in Middlesex, Berkshire, Dukes, Franklin, Hampshire, and Suffolk. Question 3…

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Open Legislative Seats List

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) To make it easier to keep track of seats that might be turned over, I have compiled a list of OPEN SEATS on Beacon Hill that are being contested by Republicans. Thanks to MerrimackMan, cato, and mikefranco for listing the names that I missed. Senate

Cape & Islands:James Crocker, Eric Steinhilber  


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Don’t Forget the Local Candidates.

I had the opportunity to attend the MassGOP Lincoln Reagan Reception last night and was able to touch base with many of the great candidates working hard to help right the ship on Beacon Hill. With so much media focus on the Congressional and Gubernatorial races, we sometimes forget that the “big” races alone will not rescue our state from…

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