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Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at a panel in Washington on Feb. 23. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at a panel in Washington on Feb. 23. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Over the weekend, a member of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee wrote an opinion piece in the Lowell Sun that took aim at Republicans who support Gov. Charlie Baker, calling them "establishment rats." The author, Brian Genest, also accused past leaders of the state GOP of directing political funds away from Republican candidates.

It's the latest signal of the rifts within the Republican Party, which is also divided over the impeachment inquiry in Congress.

We take stock the Massachusetts GOP, the relationship between Baker and party leadership, and what it means to be a conservative in the state.

Guests

Ed Lyons, Massachusetts Republican activist and political writer. He tweets @mysteriousrook.

Jennifer Braceras, political analyst and senior fellow for legal policy with the Independent Women’s Forum. She tweets @MAHockeyMom.

Tom Mountain, member of the State Republican Committee from Middlesex and Norfolk, chair of the Newton Republican City Committee.

This segment aired on October 8, 2019.

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