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In defeat, state GOP wrangles over the future

Amid soul-searching over their Election Day losses, Massachusetts Republicans face an immediate internecine battle over the direction of their party as they consider whether to adopt the conservative agenda that their national party embraced at the convention.

Massachusetts Republicans are already agonizing over the party’s future, having watched the gains of recent years slip away last Tuesday, when presidential nominee Mitt Romney, prized US Senator Scott Brown, and a promising candidate for Congress, Richard R. Tisei, all went down to defeat. Four of the seats Republicans had claimed in the Legislature in 2010 were reclaimed by Democrats.

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