MassGOP Contributions Plummet Post-Lyons – Group Takes in Lowest Amounts in Perhaps Decades

by Lonnie Brennan

It was a tough month, February 2023, for the Massachusetts Republican Party’s fundraising efforts. The group took in contributions from just three dozen (36) donors. Thirty-five of the contributions added up to a paltry $1,167.81;  the 36th contributor, long-forgotten liberal former party chair Jennifer Nassour – and friend of current chair Amy Carnevale – bailed out her friend with a $5,000 donation on the second-last day of the month to bring the total February contributions to $6,167.81 for the first full month of Carnevale’s reign.

Wait-and-See Attitude

“I found it underwhelming,” one Republican State Committee member related and asked to not disclose the member’s identity. “And no, don’t even ask me. I’ll tell you, I believe in the Party, but not this detour to the past. Amy will have to keep getting the Romneys and RINOs and Nassours to bail her out. Most folks I know are saving their resources to directly help candidates, not the Party. We’ll see how this shakes out, and I too will be on-hold for now. Let’s see how things go.”

The predominately liberal – so-called moderate wing – aka the Baker wing of the MassGOP, along with some former conservative-supported candidates gave Carnevale a few votes more than now past-chairman Jim Lyons in early January. This occurred after years of now-former Governor Charlie Baker and his top operatives working to direct all contributions away from the MassGOP and into entities that supported liberals and Democrats, including the so-called “Baker-PAC” which spent money to defeat Republicans. Lyons also had to contend with a divisive millionaire governor’s candidate who got crushed in the Sept. 2023 primary then refused to support the Republican nominee, etc. (see prior printed editions of the Broadside for that horrendous saga),

Newly Elected MassGOP Chair Amy Carnevale

Keeping an Open Mind

“I don’t know what to tell you. I’m watching things. We seem in free-fall,” another currently anonymous state committee confidentially shared. “Amy has to prove herself to this side – you know, the non-liberals as you would say. So far, she’s given the treasurer a free-pass for his past actions of trying to sabotage Jim [Lyons], and I don’t know where things will go. I’m focusing on helping to grow our local committees. That’s where I’m putting my focus now. I’m not going to get caught up in he-said, she-said, and the Baker-side of the Party. I’m going to do the work that needs to be done to defeat Democrats.”

When asked about State Committee Woman Janet Fogarty who sent out an e-mail earlier this month asking all state committee members to donate $100 each per month to keep the ship afloat, the response was muted. “Where has she been the past four years? She shows up on a few Zoom calls. Now, now that Lyons is gone she wants to raise funds for the Party? Give me a break.”

Contribution Details

Contributions in February are listed below. Additional accounting funds of transferring funds from one bank account to another make the actual income look larger than the actual contributions; According to entries at the Mass. Office of Campaign and Political Financing, the MassGOP has closed it’s account at Berkshire Bank and transferred all funds to Leader Bank. Leader Bank is the bank used by the Charlie Baker committee. [Sidenote, despite deciding not to run for re-election, Baker managed to spend in excess of $700,000 from his campaign account during the past year-and-a-half.]



SOURCE: Mass. Office of Campaign and Political Financing

2/21/2023Cunha, RichardSwanseaMA$10.00
2/6/2023Bratcher, HenryNatickMA$10.00
2/6/2023Campbell, BrianChelmsfordMA$10.00
2/6/2023Randall, FrederickUptonMA$10.00
2/6/2023Teets, JohnGassawayWV$10.00
2/6/2023Bennett, SharonBillericaMA$10.41
2/6/2023Fitzgerald, PaulGrotonMA$10.41
2/27/2023Wlodkowski, JohnBeverlyMA$15.00
2/21/2023Mostovaya, AllaBrooklineMA$15.94
2/27/2023Barresi, SteveWatertownMA$25.00
2/27/2023Granger, SusanWarehamMA$25.00
2/27/2023Pasquarosa, DominicEast BridgewaterMA$25.00
2/27/2023Roberts, LynneNorwoodMA$25.00
2/6/2023Baard, MarkPittsfordVT$25.00
2/6/2023Cordeiro, BrockDartmouthMA$25.00
2/6/2023Criscuolo, PaulMattapoisettMA$26.03
2/6/2023Huffman, SusanNewton Upper FallsMA$26.03
2/6/2023Neal, WhiteWellesley HillsMA$26.03
2/6/2023Neylon, DonnaCharltonMA$26.03
2/6/2023Young, MichaelFiskdaleMA$26.03
2/21/2023Holler, NancyNorth WeymouthMA$26.35
2/6/2023Granger, SusanWarehamMA$26.35
2/27/2023Bailey, NancyChelseaMA$30.00
2/6/2023Yannes, JamesNatickMA$35.00
2/27/2023Alley, NancyMarlboroughMA$50.00
2/27/2023Dacey, TomDuxburyMA$50.00
2/13/2023Robbins, HeleneLongmeadowMA$50.00
2/6/2023Blaney, ArthurWestboroughMA$50.00
2/6/2023Gugino, LaverneWinthropMA$50.00
2/6/2023Kadis, LeonNewton CenterMA$50.00
2/6/2023Criscuolo, PaulMattapoisettMA$52.05
2/6/2023Seifert, BonnieCharltonMA$52.05
2/27/2023Baril, AnnUxbridgeMA$55.00
2/6/2023Richards, CharlotteYumaAZ$104.10
2/27/2023Palmer, StephenLexingtonMA$105.00
2/27/2023Nassour, JenniferWellesley HillsMA$5,000.00




Date Contributor Address City State Zip Occupation Employer Amount
2/21/2023 Cunha, Richard 253 Wilbur Avenue Swansea MA 02777 $10.00
2/6/2023 Bratcher, Henry 55 Bacon Street Natick MA 01760 Legal Zurich $10.00
2/6/2023 Campbell, Brian 33 Golden Cove Road Chelmsford MA 01824 retired retired $10.00
2/6/2023 Randall, Frederick 10 Miscoe Hill Rd Upton MA 01568 retired retired $10.00
2/6/2023 Teets, John 949 River Street Gassaway WV 26624 retired retired $10.00
2/6/2023 Bennett, Sharon 43 Letchworth Avenue Billerica MA 01862 retired retired $10.41
2/6/2023 Fitzgerald, Paul 272 Lowell Rd Groton MA 01450 Sales Self-Employed $10.41
2/27/2023 Wlodkowski, John 1 Sonning Road Beverly MA 01915 retired retired $15.00
2/21/2023 Mostovaya, Alla 370 Harvard Street Brookline MA 02446 Unknown Unknown $15.94
2/27/2023 Barresi, Steve 23 Dewey Watertown MA 02472 Director of Business Development Sea 2050 Mgmt $25.00
2/27/2023 Granger, Susan 4 East Edgewater Drive Wareham MA 02571 retired retired $25.00
2/27/2023 Pasquarosa, Dominic 25 Brookbend Way W East Bridgewater MA 02333 retired retired $25.00
2/27/2023 Roberts, Lynne 106 Walpole St Norwood MA 02062 retired retired $25.00
2/6/2023 Baard, Mark 2083 Sugar Hollow Rd Pittsford VT 05763 Retired Retired $25.00
2/6/2023 Cordeiro, Brock 15 Sagamore Drive Dartmouth MA 02748 Associate Wal-Mart $25.00
2/6/2023 Criscuolo, Paul 82 County Rd Pmb #80 Mattapoisett MA 02739 Executive Yes Whey LLC $26.03
2/6/2023 Huffman, Susan 27 Indiana Terrace Newton Upper Falls MA 02464 retired retired $26.03
2/6/2023 Neal, White 396 Washington St Wellesley Hills MA 02481 sales Watts-Alamo $26.03
2/6/2023 Neylon, Donna 193 Partridge Hill Road Charlton MA 01507 retired retired $26.03
2/6/2023 Young, Michael 237 Cedar Street Fiskdale MA 01518 $26.03
2/21/2023 Holler, Nancy 88 Wessagussett Road North Weymouth MA 02191 $26.35
2/6/2023 Granger, Susan 4 East Edgewater Drive Wareham MA 02571 retired retired $26.35
2/27/2023 Bailey, Nancy 37 Admirals Way Chelsea MA 02150 retired retired $30.00
2/6/2023 Yannes, James 5 Lookout Farm Rd Natick MA 01760 retired retired $35.00
2/27/2023 Alley, Nancy 136 Millham Street Marlborough MA 01752 retired retired $50.00
2/27/2023 Dacey, Tom 287 Surplus St. Duxbury MA 02332 Project Manager Champion Builders Inc $50.00
2/13/2023 Robbins, Helene 38 Hazelwood Avenue Longmeadow MA 01106 Retired Retired $50.00
2/6/2023 Blaney, Arthur 59 Adam St Westborough MA 01581 Sales National Guide $50.00
2/6/2023 Gugino, Laverne 119 Summit Avenue Winthrop MA 02152 retired retired $50.00
2/6/2023 Kadis, Leon 7 Clifton Rd Newton Center MA Sales Reliable Sales $50.00
2/6/2023 Criscuolo, Paul 82 County Rd Pmb #80 Mattapoisett MA 02739 Executive Yes Whey LLC $52.05
2/6/2023 Seifert, Bonnie 197 Center Depot Road Charlton MA 01507 Hairstylist Self-Employed $52.05
2/27/2023 Baril, Ann 6 Highness Dr Uxbridge MA 01569 Strategy Analyst Self-Employed $55.00
2/6/2023 Richards, Charlotte 8814 S. 48Th Avenue Yuma AZ 85364 Physician San Luis Walk in Clinic $104.10
2/27/2023 Palmer, Stephen 50 Waltham St Lexington MA 02421 Lawyer KL Gates LLP $105.00
2/27/2023 Nassour, Jennifer 12 Mountview Rd Wellesley Hills MA 02481 Strategist Self-Employed $5,000.00


One Reply to “MassGOP Contributions Plummet Post-Lyons – Group Takes in Lowest Amounts in Perhaps Decades

  1. Well, so much for the Millionaires Pledge to bail out the Party after defeating MAGA Chairman Lyons. Bunch of feckless Rino blowhards. If you would like to help defeat the Democrat-Socialist Party 5th columnists on the MassGOP State Committee just visit this site below for frequent updates.

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