Sunday, March 31, 2013

Gabriel Gomez Endorsement in Mass Senate Race

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Former SEAL Gabriel Gomez’s U.S. Senate Announcement. Statement from Chairman, Special Operations for America USN CDR. at SEAL Team Six (Ret)

March 4, 2013
Contact: Scott Hommel / / 518.595.4340
Special Operations for America is pleased to announce our full support for former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts Special Election for U.S. Senate. A Special Election is being held to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry since his confirmation as Secretary of State.
“SEAL’s and other Special Operators are proven leaders in solving the most difficult challenges around the globe. It is time we start electing the same caliber of leaders to solve our problems in Washington,” said Former Commander at SEAL Team Six and Chairman of Special Operations for America, Ryan Zinke.
“The past 50 years have seen a dramatic decrease of Congressional representatives who have served in our Armed Forces. With grid lock at an all-time high and our Trust in government near record lows, America needs leaders with integrity, honor, and courage. Gabriel Gomez has proven himself to be the type of leader we need to restore the freedoms and principles that made America the greatest country on Earth.”
Special Operations for America is proud to call Gabriel Gomez our brother in the battle to take back America. We are honored to support him in his mission to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic as a United States Senator. “Gabriel Gomez is a proven warrior on the battlefield as well as a successful leader in the business world. It is time we start sending men and women to Washington that are willing to do what is right, even if that means standing alone” Added Zinke.
Special Operations for America is a Political Action Committee with a mission to recruit, support and elect real American leaders that defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mike Sullivan passes Winslow on Facebook - now 2nd behind Gabriel Gomez

Quite day heading into Easter Weekend. Happy holidays!

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,436, +97
Twitter - 2,726, +19

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,897 -4
Twitter - 2,204 +43

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 3,446 +142 
Twitter - 459, +14

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gabriel Gomez new TV ad buy & updated Social Metrics

New +Gabriel Gomez TV ad buy going statewide starting tomorrow. Going to run ads continual up to Primary election day. That news is the real winner at tonight's Debate.

Updated Social Metrics: Gomez the winner - slow day for new activity

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,343, +43
Twitter - 2,707, +11

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,901 +60
Twitter - 2,161 +30

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 3,304 +56 
Twitter - 445, +12

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Updated Social Metrics in GOP #MAsen race & Undecided w lead

Todays WBUR poll not good news for all three candidates. Undecided has a 25 point lead in Primary and Markey leads Sullivan by 17, Gomez 19 and Winslow 22. Updated Facebook had a spike for Gomez with twitter activity quite.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,300, +68
Twitter - 2,696, +28

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,841 +245
Twitter - 2,131 +12

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 3,248 +83 
Twitter - 433, +28

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cape Cod Republican US Senate Town Hall - Sunday April 7th

All three Republican Senate Candidates invited - see invitation below for details


Gabriel Gomez continues to lead GOP #MAsen race in social media growth

Gabriel Gomez continues to build on his Facebook lead and is closing in on 8,000 Likes Sullivan is going to pass Winslow on Facebook soon but is continuing to lag way back in last place on Twitter.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,232, +68
Twitter - 2,668, -1

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,596 +170
Twitter - 2,119 +29

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 3,165 +169 
Twitter - 405, +15

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Next time Mass Republican Dan Winslow uses "Fat cat" reference this

"I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'."
- Ronald Reagan

Dan Winslow -  To offset that loss of revenue, Winslow says he would cut special interest corporate tax loopholes. Such loopholes include $7 billion annually in subsidies to oil and gas companies, $300 million in corporate jet tax write-offs and billions in what he says started as farming tax breaks.

Sounds like a page from the script of a stump speech given by now-Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat.

Winslow's response to that sentiment? "I'm going beyond what Elizabeth Warren has said in terms of tax loopholes. Unless there is some measurable benefit for all Americans, I'm against it. Because that means it is just a special interest fat cat loophole."  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gabriel Gomez at DCU Center & Updated #MAsen Social Metrics

Via +Gabriel Gomez on Facebook - A big thanks to all of the Team Gomez volunteers helping out in Worcester today!
Photo: A big thanks to all of the Team Gomez volunteers helping out in Worcester today!

RT @Norsu2 Media coverage in Worcester at DCU charity hockey event

Gabriel Gomez continues to build on his Facebook lead and is closing the gap on Winslow over at Twitter: Sullivan is going to pass Winslow on Facebook soon but is way back in last place on Twitter.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,164, +75
Twitter - 2,669, +15

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,426 +137
Twitter - 2,090 +55

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,996 +171 
Twitter - 390, +17

Senator Mike Lee Offers Amendment to Ban Most Gun Control in the Senate

Mike Lee - a Teaparty favorite and backed by Jim Demint's @SCFpac has a spot on bill in the works. See deatils below and support this Patriot!

Gun Owners of America

Senator Lee to Offer Amendment Tonight to Ban Most Gun Control in the Senate

We realize it’s short notice, but we wanted to alert you that, later tonight, Senator Mike Lee of Utah intends to offer an amendment to the budget resolution that would prohibit any gun control legislation which does not have a 2/3 vote in the Senate.

We know, we know. We would prefer to prohibit any and all gun control, even if it had 100 votes.
But if the Lee amendment is passed, the practical effect will be that gun control can never again pass the Senate.

Given the Armageddon-like fight which we are now engaged in in the Senate, achieving a gun-control peace for the rest of our lifetimes would be a good thing.
ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to vote for the Lee amendment which would require a 2/3 vote for the Senate to impose any gun control.

You may Click here to use The Action Center, or you can call your Senators since time is short. The number for the Senate is 202-224-3121.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Updated #MAsen social metrics - & #MAgop Event news

Gabriel Gomez and Mike Sullivan led the day in new activity and a recurring theme had Dan Winslow in last place.  Gabriel Gomez could pass 8,000 Facebook likes this weekend and Sullivan should pass 3,000 and leapfrog Winslow.

Gabriel Gomez is going to be greeting fans and shaking hands Saturday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester before their "Heroes Night".

Also Join Chairman for a great kick-off to the election cycle with a Mass Republican Fundraiser 3/26/13, 6:00 PM, Boston. The Senate Candidates are invited.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,089, +53
Twitter - 2,654, +12

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,289 +109
Twitter - 2,035 +13

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,825 +102 
Twitter - 373, +15

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Join Mass GOP Chair Kirsten Hughes - GOTV for Leah Cole

Leah Cole is a great candidate and needs our support. Please consider helping out and pass this event around. Kirsten's MAgop letter attached with more details!

Dear Friend,

On Saturday March 30, I will be knocking on doors for Leah Cole, the Republican running in the 12th Essex special election – will you join me? Election Day is approaching and we are making a big push for Leah next Saturday.

Right now, Democrats on Beacon Hill are deciding HOW, not IF to raise your taxes.  Massachusetts needs conservative voices in the State House ready to protect taxpayers and help working families.  Please, sign up now and join Leah and me as we talk to voters on Saturday.

We need your help in this special election.  Join us on Saturday, March 30, 11 AM at Leah Cole's campaign HQ, 80 Walnut Street (2nd floor) - Peabody, MA 01960.

Click here to sign up, or contact Joe Doiron – our new Political Director to learn more.


Kirsten Hughes
MassGOP Chairman
Paid for by the Massachusetts Republican Party. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.
  85 Merrimac Street - Boston, MA 02114 - (617) 523-5005

Gomez Urban Strategy, Major Fundraising News & updated Social metrics in #MAsen

On the Campaign trail Gabriel Gomez visits , and yesterday, talks about immigration, budgets.  Talking about his Seven point plan, urban outreach and Pro legal immigration reform but not Amnesty. Also reports Solid and substantial early Fundraising.

Dan Winslow released his plan that blurs lines with Democrats, reaches across the aisle on eliminating tax deductions. Again accedes to Liberal idea's language and in this case raising more taxes. Claims he went further than Elizabeth Warren.

No new news from Mike Sullivan though he is under fire from the right on his previous Ted Kennedy and John Kerry #2A gun endorsements. He was opposed by numerous gun groups back in 2008.

Updated Social Metrics - A win for Gomez on Facebook, Sullivan on Twitter.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 3,036, +83
Twitter - 2,642, +13

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 7,180 +240
Twitter - 2,035 +14

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,723 +173 
Twitter - 358, +21

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Republican Gabriel Gomez raises substantial money in Mass Senate primary

Gabriel Gomez is set to release significant fundraising numbers for the past 5 weeks tomorrow. According to reports that figure will be $350,000 which is a huge number for a relatively unknown candidate and political outsider.  Gabriel is the son of Colombian immigrants, a former Navy SEAL, a HSB grad and a local businessman. 

“From the beginning, I’ve said the problem in Washington is not a lack of ideas, but a lack of courage,” Gomez said in an advance statement. “The overwhelming level of grassroots and financial support shows that Republican and independent voters agree.” Gomez said he will continue to ask voters for support “in sending to Washington a new, fiscally conservative voice for reform.”

This will be a huge boost to his campaign and foster further contributions and support as his candidacy takes on increased legitimacy. It also allows Gabriel to continue to expand his campaign and opens up potential  future positive media buys to spread his message and tell his compelling story to the voters.

My money is on the Navy SEAL in this primary... 

Let's Support Republican US Senate candidates - Fundraiser on 3/26/13

Received an invite from Rick Green over on Facebook and an e-mail from Chair Kirsten Hughes - below. Great chance to kick off 2013!  

Dear Friend,
I hope you received my message last week inviting you to join us for our first major event of 2013. To accommodate our Republican Candidates for the U.S. Senate who will be participating in a live debate on Wednesday, March 27, our reception date has been changed.  Please join our party leaders, former candidates and other special guests on:

New Date!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Taj Boston Hotel // 15 Arlington Street // Boston, Massachusetts

6:00 PM - General Reception
$100 at the door, $75 in advance (link below), $25 Young Professionals (30 & under)

Please click here  to contribute and RSVP or use the link below:

To reply by email, contact Jeri Zucker at
Even if you can't attend on the 26th, please consider making a donation which can apply to a future event.

5:30 PM Key Club / VIP Reception
For contributors giving or raising $1,000 - $15,000.  If you have any questions or would like to raise money for this event as a member of the Host Committee, please contact Priscilla Ruzzo at 617/523-5005 x227 or at

Finally, please take a moment to forward this invite to your friends, family and colleagues; we need your help making this event a success.

I hope to see you on the 26th!


Kirsten Hughes
Chairman, Massachusetts Republican Party               

Paid for by the Massachusetts Republican Party. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.
  85 Merrimac Street - Boston, MA 02114 - (617) 523-5005

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gabriel Gomez closing on 7,000 Facebook likes, Winslow 3,000 in GOP #MAsen race

Quick update - Dan Winslow steps in it tonight isolating and chastizing the pro life Republican base in what could be a game changer for his campaign, like the end of it. Will money woe whispers compound this huge gaffe? Stay tuned!

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 2,953, +92
Twitter - 2,629, +9

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 6,940 +122
Twitter - 2,021 +19

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,550 +106 
Twitter - 337, +11

Mass GOP chair calls Elizabeth Warren an out of touch professor

Kirsten Hughes calling it as it is. This Elizabeth Warren comment is up there with a Democrat Congressman saying that Guam would tip over or you need to pass ObamaCare first to see whats inside it. Full MAgop press release below:

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2013
Tim Buckley
In Case You Missed It!
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to raise minimum wage to $22 per hour"

Boston- Yesterday, citing a college professor’s study, Senator Elizabeth Warren advocated raising the minimum wage to $22 per hour according to various reports including The Washington Times.   

“Only an out-of-touch college professor paid well over $300,000 to teach one class could conclude that our struggling economy and small businesses can shoulder a government mandate of this magnitude," said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman.  "Senator Warren’s musings would cripple businesses and increase the unemployment lines.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to raise minimum wage to $22 per hour
By Cheryl K. Chumley

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, suggested raising the minimum wage to $22 per hour is only logical if you look at the numbers.

“’If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour,’ the senator said, at a recent Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage.’”

“Ms. Warren then suggested that those who say increasing the minimum wage to reflect current indexes are using flawed math. Raising the minimum wage by several dollars an hour is doable, she said.”

(Click here for the full story)


Monday, March 18, 2013

Dan Winslow Social Media Blues continue

Gabriel Gomez grows his Facebook lead on Winslow and passed 2,000 followers on Twitter today. Michael Sullivan activity levels off after past few days surge. And Dan Winslow continues to ride the caboose, dead last in new Adds.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 2,861, +38
Twitter - 2,620, +7

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 6,818 +115
Twitter - 2,002 +20

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,444 +124 
Twitter - 326, +4

Interesting Gabriel Gomez Urban strategy emerging?

Today via news coverage and at a meet and greet in Fitchburg I gleaned the following.

Gabriel Gomez  says he's already been reaching out to minorities by visiting the state's urban

areas, like Boston, Lowell & Lawrence adding, "We were just out in Holyoke Saturday. 40%

hispanic population out there and we're going into areas where they don't even speak 


I think this is a brilliant strategy to turn out new Republican voters. Gabriel Gomez also

mentioned these voters share many core conservative values with Republicans. But in many

instances no outreach efforts have ever been made or were done with bad messaging.

Gabriel Gomez, Sullivan winning #MAsen social media Race

Dan Winslow is trending last in both Facebook like ad activity and Twitter follower activity (recent trend). Sullivan won for most new adds on Facebook while Gabriel Gomez won out at Twitter. Mike Sullivan continues to not have a presence on You Tube. The harried Tisei Team making a slew of digital gaffes with the Sullivan rollout....

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 2,833, +56
Twitter - 2,613, +10

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 6,703 +158
Twitter - 1,982, +37

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,320 +289 
Twitter - 322, +0

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Little Tisei is not a Michael Sullivan fan

A Massachusetts teacher, asked her class how many of them were Michael Sullivan fans.

Not really knowing what the heck a Michael Sullivan fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Tisei.

The teacher asked Little Tisei why he had decided to not conform... again.

Little Tisei said, "Because I'm not a Michael Sullivan fan."

The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Michael Sullivan?" Little Tisei said, "Because I'm not a fan of Michael Sullivan's website issues page."

The Teacher asked him why he was opposed to Sullivan borrowing his platform. Little Tisei answered, "Well, my Mom's not paid for by Scott Brown for Senate and my Dad's against plagiarism, so I'm opposed to Michael Sullivan."

Annoyed by this answer, an exacerbated teacher asked, "If your dad was endorsed by Ted Kennedy and your mom was for partial Amnesty, what would that make you?"

With a big smile, Little Tisei replied, "That would make me Michael Sullivan"

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mike Sullivan most Active Social Media metrics in #MAsen

The Sullivan Facebook and Google ad buys are starting to pay off with him winning the daily activity battle. Gabriel Gomez continues to grow his Facebook lead over Dan Winslow.  And at current trendage Sullivan could surpass Winslow on Facebook within the next week for 2nd overall.

Dan Winslow

Facebook - 2,768, +60
Twitter - 2,603, +8

Gabriel Gomez

Facebook - 6,545 +124
Twitter - 1,945, +12

Michael E Sullivan

Facebook - 2,031 +240 
Twitter - 322, +112

Ted Cruz at CPAC today - Conservatives can Win the Argument

Lets support Ted Cruz at CPAC and his update below:



This afternoon I’m giving the keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest annual gathering of conservatives in America. I'm humbled and grateful for this historic chance to grow our movement, and I want to share it with you.

My speech will address how conservatives can Win the Argument, laying out an approach that I call "Opportunity Conservatism."  Every conservative argument, in my view, should focus on growth and opportunity – making it easier for all of us to achieve the American Dream.

And I’m asking the help of conservatives like you to help launch my new leadership PAC, the Jobs, Growth, and Freedom Fund.  Please click here to give me your input and wisdom on positive pro-growth ideas for the Jobs, Growth, and Freedom Fund.

I hope you can watch my speech today at 4:10pm CT by clicking here.

The Jobs, Growth, and Freedom Fund will work to help elect strong free-market conservatives and secure a Republican Senate Majority in 2014. We must continue to build and empower a national grassroots movement, which is why I hope you can join me in launching this new effort by watching my CPAC keynote speech at 4:10pm CT today and sharing your policy input.
Thank you.
For Liberty,
Ted Cruz