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Defiant Lyons Facing Headwinds As Mass. GOP Chair

Beacon Hill
Ian Pickus
Beacon Hill

The controversial head of the Massachusetts Republican Party is facing new headwinds. The Boston Globe reportsseveral major donors are threatening to cut ties if Chairman Jim Lyons is not replaced, in a letter obtained by the newspaper. It comes as the 2022 election cycle ramps up in a state where Democrats hold control of the statehouse and most statewide offices except for the governorship. Boston Globe reporter Emma Platoff joins us now for more.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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