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MassGOP taps Bob Maginn as new party chairman

November 30, 2011
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BOSTON—The Massachusetts Republican Party has tapped Bob Maginn to serve as party chairman after former chairwoman Jennifer Nassour stepped down in October.

Maginn defeated Frank McNamara for the top party post. Maginn had won the backing of senior state GOP officials, including House Republican Leader Brad Jones.

The party's top goals include consolidating recent gains it made in the state House of Representatives and helping re-elect U.S. Sen. Scott Brown -- the only Republican member of Congress from Massachusetts.

The GOP is also eyeing a handful of congressional seats, particularly after U.S. Rep. Barney Frank announced this week that he won't seek reelection.

Maginn ran a failed bid for state treasurer in 1998 and was a senior partner at Bain & Co., a Boston-based business strategy firm which helped launch Mitt Romney's career.

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