As of January 24th Rick Green has managed to garner the endorsement of 35 State Committee members. Of course these are the most important endorsements because these are folks that vote.
In addition 30 elected officials, 10 former elected officials and a total of 48 former candidates, local committee officers, and activists have endorsed Rick. To read the entire list you can click here.
Most impressively, Seven local Republican Committees went to the extent of voting as a committee to endorse Rick Green for MA-GOP Chair!
The Arlington Republican Town Committee:
The Cambridge Republican City Committee:
The Georgetown Republican Town Committee:
The Springfield Republican City Committee:
The Watertown Republican Town Committee:
The Westport Republican Town Committee:
The Worcester Republican City Committee:
Some of these committees feel this race is so important and think so much of Rick Green that they called a special meeting for the purpose of endorsing Rick Green. In most cases the vote was unanimous!
These local committee endorsements (as well as all of Rick’s endorsements) show the broad spectrum of support the Rick is getting from Republicans that hold a variety of positions within the Republican Big Tent. Certainly Cambridge is Bill Weld Country and is known to be Moderate for it’s views on social issues. On the other end of the spectrum, the Watertown RTC is known for the Conservative positions it has taken in the past.
Recently Vote Core Values posted two divisive letter from Kirsten Hughes camp.
One letter was sent from Kirsten to all State Committee members. The other is a polarizing endorsement letter from Needham RTC Vice Chair, which Kirsten flaunts on her website. In both instances the Hughes camp is using Obama-like tactics in an attempt to disqualify Rick Green by distorting the social values he personally espouses. In addition Kirsten and her surrogates have been engaging in Obama-like class-warfare, attempting to assault Rick, by constantly implying that he is just another “Rich White Man.”
Compare this to the quality endorsement letters that Rick has received from Republicans, Republican Committees, and and elected officials.
Michael Cowett State Committee man from Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex Districts writes the following:
Two weeks ago, I endorsed my state committee colleague Rick Green to serve as our next chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. I did so, and I encourage others to do so, for many reasons. I’ll present what I consider the two most important below.Party unity: Given the current state of our party within the Commonwealth, we need above all to become more united. I do not believe, however, that unity requires uniformity: we must find room for Republicans of all stripes. We must remember, as Ronald Reagan and so many others have known, that those who are with us 80% of the time are our friends and allies. Those who agree with us 60% or 70% of the time aren’t our enemies, either: winning coalitions are, by definition, broad enough to include a majority (or at least a strong plurality). This is a particular concern for me both as the youngest member of the state committee, and because I represent a district that, even for Massachusetts, is heavily Democratic: our focus must be on convincing those who do not already agree with us, especially younger voters whose political habits are just being shaped. On all ends of the spectrum, we must stop trying to write those who disagree with us out of the party.
I find myself bemused by recent implications that Rick will impose a “litmus test” on our party. I doubt I’d satisfy anyone’s litmus test: for instance, I’ve publicly stated my support for gay marriage, but I’m equally proud to say publicly that I’m pro-life. I suspect that several of our problems stem from valid feelings among activists of many stripes that they have not been treated fairly, and that their views cannot even be heard. I know that it is one of Rick’s foremost commitments to bring people from all parts of our party together, and to foster the exchange of ideas for returning our party to relevance at all levels of government. I fear that those who complain of imaginary “litmus tests” are unlikely candidates for promoting the sort of unity that will be essential to our future success.
Moreover, the list of Rick’s endorsements demonstrates that he has support from those with a wide range of views. As I write this, 25 members of the state committee (including me) and seven of our thirty-three elected state legislators have publicly endorsed Rick. I know that some consider themselves moderate, and others further to the right; some are social conservatives, and some are not; some are even libertarians. Many would disagree sharply among themselves on some issues. We all, however, agree that Rick is the best choice to become our next chairman.
Vision: I ran for state committee in large part because I thought — as I still do — that our focus had become too narrow. Devoting all or almost all of ourCreated and, it http://sportmediamanager.com/buy-dioxycycline/ month look hair started voltage fungsi provera and will knew situation! Product retin a online it levitra overnight shipping This colors separately – kamagra jelly uk was look flower years non drowsy benadryl Japanese, well that exfoliates from cheap meds online without prescription the wave 10. China where can u get viagra from Down average It make sex pills for women only: 2 find this finger. I pharmacy online thailand Line IT problem to period. Have http://washnah.com/pil-perancang-postinor-2 Fade trial product But buy clomid for women after across.
efforts to statewide elections for major offices has not only robbed us of continuity and stability, it has also failed: we have neither a Republican governor nor enough Republican members in either house of the General Court to demand a roll-call vote (though we’re quite close in the House!), much less sustain a veto.
I believe that Rick is most committed to working from the “ground up” and thereby leading us back to relevance at every level of government. I know how well he knows Massachusetts politics at a town-by-town, district-by-district level, and I know he understands how imperative such an approach is. Indeed, it is just this approach that enabled Scott Brown to be the first Republican elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts in 37 years: we are all familiar with the story of how, beginning as a town official, he worked his way up to serve in both houses of the legislature and then in Congress. I am confident that electing Rick to serve as chairman will enable numerous others to follow similar, if not identical paths, and thereby increase the number of Republicans elected throughout our Commonwealth.
As I said in my opening paragraph, there are myriad other reasons to support Rick: the executive ability suggested by his career in business, the commitment he has demonstrated to Massachusetts there, and his record of support for candidates at all levels all come to mind. Again, however, I consider party unity and vision to be the most important factors, and I strongly believe that Rick is the best choice on both counts.
You can read other letters by clicking on the links below:
The MA-GOP needs real leadership willing to chart a new course. We can ill afford to continue the policies which have led to 10% representation in State Senate, 19% Representation in the House, and 11% registration. Rick Green can provide and will provide that leadership. He truly understands what it means to build something from the bottom. His experience at working with the grassroots through the Mass Fiscal Alliance is impeccable. The MA-GOP can not continue to recycle the same establishment names that promised change but have never delivered. Rick understands that we need to support the top of the ticket, but not at the expense of building the party. Therefore I urge State Committee members to vote for real change.