BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Tea party-affiliated candidate Mark Fisher is claiming state GOP committee members tried to bribe him with $1 million to drop his campaign for governor.
“Last December, the Mass. GOP came to me and offered me $1 million to drop out of the race for governor,” Fisher announced on Thursday during a press conference.READ MORE: Bail Set For Woburn Man Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend While Showing Off Gun
Fisher said two state party officials were involved in allegedly attempting to bribe him.
“My first reaction was ‘this is a bribe. This is illegal. This can’t be done.’ And my second reaction was ‘they have no clue why I’m running,’” he said.
Fisher refused to name the people he is accusing, saying his attorney advised against doing so.
But he called on the state Attorney General’s office to investigate.
Republican Party chair Kirsten Hughes said it was Fisher who approached the party for $1 million dollars to abandon his lawsuit.READ MORE: Head Of The Charles Regatta Will Return To Boston This Fall
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports