The members of the Harvard Republican Town Committee consist of enrolled members of the Republican Party who reside in the Town of Harvard. We are a voice for common sense in our community.

We are dedicated to gathering individuals together for the purpose of advancing a conservative agenda of small government, limited taxation, individual liberty and individual responsibility while protecting fundamental basics such as public safety and public education. We champion job creation, entrepreneurship, and small businesses.

We also will support candidates for town, state, and federal elections who share the ideals that government should limit its role to its constitutional responsibilities and promote individual rights as our founding fathers intended.

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CONTACT: Chip Faulker, 508-915-3665





Incumbent Eldridge Receives Failing Grade for Protecting Taxpayers

Today Francis Faulkner, Associate Director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, announced that CLT's 2 ½ PAC has endorsed Dean Cavaretta for State Senator.

"We are pleased to place our support behind Dean Cavaretta. He is the candidate who can be trusted to protect the taxpayers at the State House," said Faulkner.

On the other hand, incumbent State Senator Jamie Eldridge received a disappointing rating of below 25% which means he votes against the taxpayers approximately 75% of the time.

"Mr. Eldridge is no friend to the state taxpayer. He has routinely voted to waste tax dollars and refused to lower our state's hefty tax burden," said Faulkner.

Beacon Hill Incumbents are rated on their voting record. This year's roll call votes include:

An amendment to roll back the income tax back to 5%, the further amendment to kill the vote on public benefits for illegal aliens, requiring a 2/3s vote to increase taxes, implementing Secure Communities statewide, rolling back the sales tax, requiring forced unionization of home daycare centers, reforming EBT, requiring the auditor to account for state funded credit cards, requiring MBTA pensions be published online, to name just a few.

Cavaretta signed the "No New Taxes" pledge early on in the campaign. The pledge clearly states, as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, Cavaretta will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.

"We urge voters in the Middlesex and Worcester District to vote for Dean Cavaretta for State Senate," said Faulkner.

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General Election Against Niki Tsongas Begins

WESTFORD, MA—Team Golnik is proud to announce that Jon Golnik has won the Republican nomination for US Congress in the 3rd Congressional District. With a margin of ## to ##, Jon will now advance to the general election against incumbent Representative Niki Tsongas.

“I am excited and honored to have received the nomination and again have a chance to face Representative Tsongas in November,” Golnik said. “I am proud to spend this evening celebrating with my family and friends who have worked so hard these past eight months. Without the hard work of all of our volunteers and supporters we would not be where we are today—ready to fight for victory in November.”

Jon thanked his primary opponent for a spirited race and looks forward to the support of all Republicans who voted today. “I believe our message of job creation in the private sector via smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation is something that almost everyone can agree with—Republican, Democrat or Independent.

The fact is, we cannot continue down the path of deficit spending and debt accumulation. We need real solutions to our jobs crisis – solutions Representative Tsongas has not produced.”
Golnik sees the race with Tsongas as a chance to engage voters in a conversation about economic issues and to compare the candidate’s plans for job creation in the district.

“Unemployment is high and the debt is higher. I want voters to think about who the best candidate is to create jobs, who is the best candidate to control federal spending and shrink our debt. In the end, we need to bring jobs back to our district.  We're going to talk about the failed policies of the past and the solutions we can bring to the future. We’re going to focus on what counts.”

Golnik's campaign for the Republican nomination received wide-ranging support, including endorsements by Senator Scott Brown, former Governor Paul Cellucci, Charlie Baker, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis along with other municipal officials past and present across the district. He was also endorsed by the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and Republican Town Committees in Acton, Boxborough, Clinton, Concord, Carlisle, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley.
For more information on Jon’s policies visit his website at

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Email forwarded today:

My name is Ray Flynn. I am the former mayor of Boston, and I am a lifelong Democrat. I'm writing to you about a person I have great admiration and respect for and will be supporting in the November election: Scott Brow

Throughout my many years in elective office, I learned that bringing people together, regardless of their political party, is the best way to get things done and serve the "common good." Like many Americans, I am tired of the gridlock and partisan bickering that has stalled our nation's progress in Washington D.C. We need elected officials who will work with - not against - each other.

Scott Brown is an independent voice and is beholden to no one except the people of Massachusetts. I admire and respect his ability to bring people together. He is an approachable and honest person who is easy to work with. During this critical time in history, it is going to take those kinds of leadership qualities to help solve the many challenges we are facing today.

Please join me today in rejecting gridlock and supporting common sense solutions.

Stand with me as a Democrat supporting Scott Brown. Join Democrats for Brown here

Ray Flynn

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Key to Romney's style may lie in his old company's corporate culture

August 26, 2012

By Peter Vanham, Inquirer Staff Writer

When it comes to Mitt Romney's past, Bain and Bain are two.
Before Bain Capital, there was the management-consulting firm Bain & Co., where Romney first worked. Understanding the first Bain and its influence on Romney helps in anticipating his possible presidency. It shines a new light on why the Republican candidate is who he is.

I found out what Bain & Co was all about when I started my career there in 2009. I started in Brussels, in one of 48 global offices that all share the same company culture. It changed my professional life profoundly.

From the first day, I had to achieve results without losing time. I had to see the bigger picture in a situation and control the smallest detail. I had to solve my problems, without depending on others.

Three years later, I can't help but notice the similarities between the style of Mitt Romney and the culture at Bain. That comes as no surprise: The "Bain way" is said to have a lasting impact on all its alumni.

"Everyone runs into roadblocks from time to time," my first manager at Bain told me.

"Figures don't match, you can't find the right data to back up our thesis, or someone is unwilling to cooperate with you. That's perfectly normal.

"But I don't want you to come and tell me what problems you have. I want you to come to me and give me a list of proposed solutions. And I want you to tell me which solution you prefer, tell me why, and give me a road map to reach it."
As simple as that sounded, it was a real game-changer for me. I started to notice that everywhere you go, most people would rather report problems than solve them.

Enter Paul Ryan.

When I heard the names of possible running mates for Mitt Romney, I knew the presence or absence of this problem-solving capacity would probably play a decisive role in the selection.

There wasn't much of a choice, then. Many Republicans criticized President Obama - his TARP plan was ineffective, his budgets were too big, his policies harmed businesses. But only a few of those critics proposed their own solutions, and Paul Ryan was clearly the boldest of them.

"OK, so we have this huge debt problem," is what Ryan would consider. So he drafted an austere alternative budget. That didn't bring Ryan a lot of love; he was even portrayed as a granny-killer.

But it showed that Ryan could offer solutions, and it earned him Romney's respect. Thus, Ryan seemed to Romney the best vice presidential candidate.

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This is a MUST WATCH - Quantitative Easing (printing money) explained.

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Electoral College Prediction Model Points To A Mitt Romney Win In 2012

The Huffington Post  |  By Matt Ferner

Will Mitt Romney win in 2012?

Two University of Colorado professors, one from Boulder and one from Denver, have put together an Electoral College forecast model to predict who will win the 2012 presidential election and the result is bad news for Barack Obama. The model points to a Mitt Romney victory in 2012.

Ken Bickers from CU-Boulder and Michael Berry from CU-Denver, the two political science professors who devised the prediction model, say that it has correctly forecast every winner of the electoral race since 1980.

"Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," Bickers said in a press statement.

To predict the race's outcome, the model uses economic indicators from all 50 states and it shows 320 electoral votes for Romney and 218 for Obama, according to The Associated Press. The model also suggests that Romney will win every state currently considered a swing state which includes Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Colorado.
The professors' model shows a very different picture than what current data suggests. Currently, The Huffington Post's Election Dashboard shows Obama with 257 electoral votes to Romney's 191 with only six "tossup" states including: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

Berry cautions that just because the model has worked in the past, doesn't mean it will work this time. "As scholars and pundits well know, each election has unique elements that could lead one or more states to behave in ways in a particular election that the model is unable to correctly predict," Berry said in a statement. Some of those factors include the timeframe of the current economic data used in the study (the data used was taken five months before the November election, but Berry and Bickers plan to update it with more current data come September) as well as tight races. States that are very close to a 50-50 split, the authors warn, can fall in an unexpected direction.

According to current data from The Huffington Post Election Dashboard, there are at least 13 states that are either dead heats or within a handful of percentage points in either direction.

Currently HuffPost's Pollster, tracking 403 national polls, estimates Obama leading the tight race nationally with 46.3 percent to Romney's 45.2 percent.

This kind of Electoral College model developed by the Bickers and Berry is the only only one of its kind to include more than one state-level measure of economic conditions -- both national unemployment rates as well as per capita income, according to a press release about the study from University of Colorado. Research suggested that voters hold Democrats more responsible for unemployment rates while Republicans are held more responsible for per capita income.

"The apparent advantage of being a Democratic candidate and holding the White House disappears when the national unemployment rate hits 5.6 percent," Berry said. To which Bickers added, "The incumbency advantage enjoyed by President Obama, though statistically significant, is not great enough to offset high rates of unemployment currently experienced in many of the states."|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D195989

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America's Comeback Team

Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan

RNC Statement on Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential Choice

Posted August 11, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement on Governor Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential choice, Congressman Paul Ryan:

“My friend and fellow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan will serve America admirably as the next Vice President of the United States. Today, Americans are starving for leaders who can fix our economy and get our spending under control. Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan have the knowledge, expertise and vision we need to get America working again and get our fiscal house in order. Across the country, Americans are hurting, but America’s Comeback Team will offer us a new direction and a brighter future. I congratulate Governor Romney on his excellent decision. This is a great day for Wisconsin and for America,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

“I share the Chairman’s enthusiasm for Congressman Paul Ryan. The Romney-Ryan ticket will help get America working again,” said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day.


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