BOSTON -- MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement after the close of polls in the Massachusetts presidential primary:
"On behalf of the Massachusetts Republican Party, I want to congratulate and thank all of our Republican candidates on successful and energetic campaigns. As Democrats experience a mass exodus of voters from their party and Republicans see a record-breaking turnout here in Massachusetts, I'm excited about our Party's growth and enthusiasm as we look toward November.
"Tonight, Hillary Clinton experienced a huge setback with an embarrassingly dismal showing in a race with a radical socialist in a state she won handily in 2008, because voters simply do not trust her. Clearly, Democrats are weakened and bruised heading into the fall, as an energized Republican Party prepares to turn the page on the failed Obama years."