BOSTON (AP) — A contested Republican primary for Massachusetts governor is looking increasingly likely.
Republican Party lawyer Louis Ciavarra said in court Friday that party leaders have agreed to vote to certify tea party-affiliated candidate Mark Fisher for the primary ballot.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Ciavarra said the paperwork could be delivered to the state secretary’s office as early as Monday.
Fisher had sued the party seeking access to the ballot after he said they violated their own vote-counting rules at the party’s state convention in March.
Fisher said he’s already collected more than the 10,000 voter signatures also needed to secure a spot on the ballot.READ MORE: 'Had A Heart Of Gold': Construction Worker Killed In Newton Identified As Russell Harron
If those signatures are verified, Fisher will face off against fellow Republican Charlie Baker in September. Baker won the party’s endorsement at the convention.
A lawyer for Fisher said he’ll still seek monetary damages.
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