From a mass-email forward to the Boston Broadside, originally sent by MassGOP State Committeeman Dennis Galvin, Sat. April 1, 2023 at 4:10 PM
EDITOR’S NOTE: As noted below, non-establishment, non-former-liberal-Democrat-enabling-Mass.-governor Charlie Baker candidates have now won two out of two caucuses this year to fill open seats on the Republican State Committee. The state committee is comprised of 80 members, and serve as the governing board of the Republican Party in Massachusetts. We remind the reader that under Charlie Baker, the so-called most-popular governor in the United States, Baker raised zero funds for the MassGOP and apparently had no coat-tails, as the Republican Party diminished with every day he was in office.
PACKARD WINS STATE COMMITTEE CAUCUS
Packard Takes 50 votes to Shepherd’s 33
Worcester- Middlesex Republican town and ward committee members gathered this at the Lancaster Civic Center in Lancaster, Mass. electing Aaron Packard to replace Frank Ardinger on the Massachusetts Republican State Committee for the rest of this year.
Packard defeated Andrew Shepherd, a Republican from Townsend, who lost a very tight race for state representative to Democrat Margaret Scarsdale in 2022, after he narrowly defeated Lynne Archambault in the Republican primary in a memorable race.
Packard also ran for state representative in 2022, in a race that gave rise to allegations that the so-called “Baker PAC” had supported his Democrat opponent.
Ten provisional ballots were also cast, but under MA GOP Caucus rules these were discarded because the vote margin would not have changed any of the ballots, giving Packard a clear victory.
His election must now be certified at the June Republican State Committee meeting before he can take his seat.
Aaron will serve out the remainder of Frank Ardinger’s term, which will end in March of 2024.
The crowd of 83 town and ward members came out on a rainy morning giving strong evidence that there is life in the MASSGOP yet and that this election counted. Packard’s victory adds another conservative voice to the embattled state committee, as the struggle for the soul of the party will continue.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Boston Broadside congratulates Aaron Packard for his win, defeating a pro-choice, pro CRT, Baker-endorsed liberal candidate Andrew Shephard.