Patrick In Denial, Calls Pot License Process "Terrific"

BOSTON -- Governor Deval Patrick says the medical marijuana application process has been "terrific" and "transparent," while appearing on a TV talk show. Contrary to Patrick's spin, the media has reached a different conclusion. Continue reading

Health Connector Issues Date Back to Last Summer

BOSTON -- Despite Governor Patrick's response regarding the Health Connector website yesterday, the truth is that the state officials have known as far back as July that there were major issues with the website. Continue reading

Dems Adopt Taxation Without Representation

BOSTON -- Today MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes criticized the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee for voting unanimously to adopt the resolution to oppose the state wide gas tax ballot initiative. Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rep. Peterson's Decision to Retire

BOSTON -- Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman, released the following statement following Assistant House Minority Leader, George Peterson's announcement stating he will not run for re-election: Continue reading

Patrick Has No Plan

BOSTON -- The following remark can be attributed to Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman, in response to Governor Patrick's comment today regarding the Health Connector:   Continue reading

MassGOP Statement Regarding the Governor's State of the Commonwealth

BOSTON-- Following the State of the Commonwealth this evening, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement: Continue reading

Boston Globe's Lehigh: Coakley, Grossman Put Special Interests Ahead Of Voters

BOSTON-- Today, The Boston Globe's Scott Lehigh blasted Democratic big wigs, Treasurer Steven Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley for putting their pet special interest groups ahead of voters. Continue reading

Conflicts of Interest Tainting Medical Marijuana Process

BOSTON – The Governor’s Office should create an independent commission, similar to the Gaming Commission, to issue medical marijuana licenses because the current process is politicized and secretive. The close ties between Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and applicant and former Congressman William Delahunt has created the appearance of a rigged system designed to favor the politically connected at the expense of the critically ill. Continue reading

Democrats' War on Women: Female Candidate Pressured to Drop Guv Bid

BOSTON--Democratic candidate for Governor Juliette Kayyem revealed yesterday on Boston Herald radio that she is being pressured to drop out of the race seemingly to make way for the other female candidate in the crowded primary--Attorney General Martha Coakley. Continue reading

AG Coakley Swings And Misses, Attack Email "A White Lie"

BOSTON-- "The hallmark of Coakley's failed 2010 senate campaign was her negative ad habits against Scott Brown. It appears that she's trying her hand at negative campaigning again.  It was a failed strategy then and it is failed strategy now," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "If Martha keeps this up, Charlie Baker could be the next Republican to beat her." Continue reading