BOSTON (CBS) – So Mass. Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher is demanding as much as a million dollars from the party in exchange for dropping his legal challenge to their denial of ballot access, according to the Globe?
If true, how very entrepreneurial of Mr. Fisher, a Shrewsbury businessman who no one has ever heard of until he decided to compete with party establishment favorite Charlie Baker and spoiled Baker’s convention coronation by giving a better speech than Baker and appearing to narrowly get the 15-percent support needed to get on the ballot, until, that is, party officials ruled he didn’t get it.
Since then, Fisher has emerged as precisely the sort of distraction Baker doesn’t need as he tries to unify the party ahead of a November election in which he will need every last available Republican vote he can get.
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