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Republican Leaders Will Meet In Boston

BOSTON — National Republican leaders will be in Boston this week for the GOP’s annual summer meeting.

Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, sets the gavel down during the Republican National Convention in 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, sets the gavel down during the Republican National Convention in 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Former Sen. Scott Brown, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are expected to attend the meeting, which begins Wednesday. Gov. Christie will host a Thursday lunch for meeting-goers.

Organizers say the theme of the meeting is “Making It Happen.” They say a portion of the gathering will be devoted to updating members on new political and technology initiatives.

Republicans are trying to regroup after losing a second presidential election last year.

The choice of Boston is interesting for the party.

There are no Republican statewide officeholders. The state’s entire congressional delegation is Democratic. And in the state Legislature, Republicans hold small minorities in both the Massachusetts House and Senate.

The meeting runs until Friday at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.

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