Massachusetts House, Senate Named 2015-2016 Election Target by Republican State Leadership Committee

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate were named as offensive targets by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders – for the 2015-2016 election cycle. Republicans currently hold majorities in an all-time Party record of 69 out of 99 state legislative chambers. The RSLC announced its $40 million budget in 2015 and 2016 to both defend those historic highs and pick up new chambers. The targeted chambers include the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate. 

“We’re excited that the RSLC recognizes the potential to grow Republican ranks in the Massachusetts Legislature and bring more accountability and fiscal discipline for the Commonwealth,” said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. “Voters are seeing the benefits of a strong GOP presence on Beacon Hill thanks to the terrific work of Governor Baker, and now we have an opportunity to capitalize on that momentum. We’re working hard to build our ranks in the Legislature, and thank the RSLC for their work as we seek to deliver a smaller, smarter, and more accountable state government for the people of Massachusetts.” 

The RSLC’s complete list of target states for this election cycle includes: