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Politics

State GOP says it will field a strong ticket

Hopes hurt by party’s reluctant stars

Last July, some of the Massachusetts GOP’s old guard gathered at the state Republican Party headquarters to lay the groundwork for a full-throttle effort to regain a broad foothold on Beacon Hill.Six months later, those hopes remain elusive.

With its endorsement convention six weeks away, the party is struggling to fill out a robust ticket of statewide candidates who could seriously threaten the Democratic hold on state government.

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