Chairman’s Corner – Updated 11-8-13
Dear Friends and Supporters,
As if often happens in elections, the winner is the candidate with a solid record of accomplishment, who worked the hardest and who had the best organization. That was certainly the case November 5th in the race for the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire Senate District.
Please join me in congratulating Senator-elect Don Humason, who is a fabulous example of how Republicans can and do win in Massachusetts. For a decade, Don served as state representative from Westfield where he worked hard for his constituents and promoted a fiscally conservative agenda on Beacon Hill. Don loves his hometown of Westfield, and the feeling is mutual.
And no one works harder than Don in an election. He is a fixture at every community event and knocks on doors tirelessly, connecting with voters and addressing their concerns. Don’s legendary work ethic is something every Republican candidate should strive to match.
For the Massachusetts Republican Party, this special election was a great opportunity to pilot our expanded suite of services we can offer our candidates for office. We dispatched a GOP staff member to be on the ground with the Humason campaign for three weeks. We delivered powerful fundraising, organizing and campaigning tools, including:
- Demographic data
- Phone systems and phone banking
- Tens of thousands of pieces of direct mail to likely voters
- Production of a web video
- Poll watchers across the district
- Access to social media, web ads and email to recruit donors and volunteers
Our efforts caught the attention of The Springfield Republican newspaper:
“The Massachusetts Republican Party in another sign that with Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes at the helm, they are serious about supporting GOP candidates across the state, sent Political Director Joe Dorion to support Humason.”
The MassGOP is serious about winning. If you think you can match the work ethic of Senator-elect Humason, or you know a local Republican who can, please contact Political Director Joe Dorion at (617) 523-5005 today to learn about how to run for office.
Our prayers and best wishes go out to State Representative Brad Hill who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and on the path to beating cancer. It is a testament to his unbelievable character and work ethic that immediately following surgery; he was on the phone working for his constituents in Ipswich. Brad is an example of bravery that inspires us all.
Yours in Victory,