Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Sues Massachusetts Republican Party

On April 1, Massachusetts Republican Mark Fisher, who wants to run for Governor in the Republican primary in September, sued the Massachusetts Republican Party. Massachusetts major parties won’t let anyone petition for a place on their primary ballots unless the candidate receives at least 15% of the votes of the delegates at party conventions. Last week, the Republican Party held its convention. Fisher got over 15% of the votes of Delegates who expressed a preference, but only 14.7% when the blank votes are included in the calculation. The party determined he is not eligible to circulate a petition. Even if Fisher wins his lawsuit, then he needs a petition signed by 10,000 Republican voters. See this story. The lawsuit is in Suffolk County Superior Court.

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