Mass. GOP to hold first fundraiser of the year
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Republican Party is holding its first major fundraiser of the year.
The $100-per-person event is scheduled for Tuesday at the Taj Boston Hotel. Former Sen. Scott Brown is expected to attend.
As of mid-March, the party reported a balance of about $11,000 in its state account, compared to about $38,000 for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
In its federal account, however, the state GOP reported a balance of about $402,000 as of the end of February compared with about $393,000 for the Massachusetts Democrats.
The party is hoping to regain a spot in the U.S. Senate in the upcoming special election.
Daniel Winslow, Gabriel Gomez and Michael Sullivan are facing off in the Republican primary. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey are running on the Democratic side.
Sullivan is also hosting his first fundraiser Tuesday evening in Boston.
The primaries are April 30.